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vomit

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v vomit eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth "After drinking too much, the students vomited","He purged continuously","The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night"
    • n vomit the reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth
    • n vomit a medicine that induces nausea and vomiting
    • n vomit the matter ejected in vomiting
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Gastric Flu can cause projectile vomiting
    • Vomit Hence, to eject from any hollow place; to belch forth; to emit; to throw forth; as, volcanoes vomit flame, stones, etc. "Like the sons of Vulcan, vomit smoke."
    • Vomit Matter that is vomited; esp., matter ejected from the stomach through the mouth. "Like vomit from his yawning entrails poured."
    • Vomit (Med) That which excites vomiting; an emetic. "He gives your Hollander a vomit ."
    • v. i Vomit To eject the contents of the stomach by the mouth; to puke; to spew.
    • Vomit To throw up; to eject from the stomach through the mouth; to disgorge; to puke; to spew out; -- often followed by up or out. "The fish . . . vomited out Jonah upon the dry land."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A rabbit is not able to vomit
    • vomit To throw up or eject from the stomach; discharge from the stomach through the mouth: often followed by forth, up, or out.
    • vomit To eject with violence from any hollow place; belch forth; emit.
    • vomit To eject the contents of the stomach by the mouth; puke; spew.
    • vomit To be emitted; come out with force or violence.
    • n vomit That which is vomited; specifically, matter ejected from the stomach in the act of vomiting; an attack of vomiting.
    • n vomit That which excites the stomach to discharge its contents; an emetic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Pig vomit is used in perfume and cologne to hold the scent in
    • v.i Vomit vom′it to throw up the contents of the stomach by the mouth, to spew
    • v.t Vomit to throw out with violence
    • n Vomit matter ejected from the stomach: something that excites vomiting
    • n Vomit a vomit or emetic
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. vomitus, from vomere, vomitum, to vomit; akin to Gr., Skr. vam, Lith. vemiti,. Cf. Emetic Vomito

Usage

In literature:

You look as if you wanted to vomit?
"Tracy Park" by Mary Jane Holmes
And, O monarch, he also began to vomit blood while he was being thus broken on Bhima's knee.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
This my bow-string will constitute the catapults and cannons for vomiting forth missiles on the besieging host.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
There may be vomiting, but more often the trouble is intestinal.
"The Care and Feeding of Children" by L. Emmett Holt
In a third, another child was sick, and vomited pins, nails, and other extraordinary substances.
"The Lancashire Witches" by William Harrison Ainsworth
Why vomiting comes on in strokes of the palsy.
"Zoonomia, Vol. I" by Erasmus Darwin
Houses, courts, alleys, the very churches vomited men.
"Count Hannibal A Romance of the Court of France" by Stanley J. Weyman
A thousand cannon vomited death all day.
"Notable Events of the Nineteenth Century" by Various
The trains drew up and vomited khaki into the meadow.
"From Capetown to Ladysmith" by G. W. Steevens
If it causeth either vomit or sweat, it is very seldome and rare.
"Spadacrene Anglica" by Edmund Deane
They would eat all they were able, then vomit, and eat again.
"A Young Folks' History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" by Nephi Anderson
But the beast has vomited; he will feel better now, and ever become more quiet.
"Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad" by Edith Van Dyne
He felt queerly, and was soon attacked with nausea and vomiting.
"Ungava Bob" by Dillon Wallace
With many also a vomiting of blood ensued without visible cause and straightway brought death.
"History of the Wars, Books I and II (of 8)" by Procopius
This is not quite so poisonous as phosgene, but it has the advantage that it causes nausea and vomiting.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
Feels sick and as if he would vomit.
"The Healthy Life, Vol. V, Nos. 24-28" by Various
This will make you vomit, and up will come the poison.
"The Child's Day" by Woods Hutchinson
Abortion is then the means used to stop the vomiting.
"Moral Principles and Medical Practice" by Charles Coppens
Vomiting took it away, so I frequently took warm water to produce vomiting.
"Modern Skepticism: A Journey Through the Land of Doubt and Back Again" by Joseph Barker
But the gray line vomited its smoke first, and the boy felt his foot afire.
"A Certain Rich Man" by William Allen White
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In poetry:

Even of deaths there is a choice,
I've seen you give a good one, God,
But he in his vomit laid him down,
Denied the decency of blood.
"Grace" by John Crowe Ransom
When once thou'rt from pollution clean,
Let not thy feet be foul'd agen,
Nor to the mire run with the hog,
Nor to his vomit with the dog :
"Advice To A Youth" by Rees Prichard
Millions of daughters walk in the mud
Millions of children wash in the flood
A Million girls vomit & groan
Millions of families hopeless alone
"September On Jessore Road" by Allen Ginsberg
Once free from sin, pollution shun,
Nor dog-like, to thy vomit run,
Or like to hogs, which tho' wash'd clean,
To their lov'd mire return agen.
"Godly Exhortations To A Child " by Rees Prichard
From chambers rank with vile and stifling fumes,
From tables full of vomit, staggering home
Comes one who still on past escapes presumes
To reach that home where he no more shall come.
"On Seeing A Dead Body of A Man" by Janet Hamilton
I thought of the prayers the fool had prayed
To his God, and I was seeing red,
When all of a sudden he gave a heave
And then with shuddering--vomited!
And God, who had just received full thanks
For all his kindly daily bread,
"Grace" by John Crowe Ransom

In news:

Or if you have a phobia of vomit.
When Rory Teitelbaum's daughter, Emma, was born, she had no idea what was causing her child's vomiting, diarrhea, and weight loss.
Don't eat German Strawberries unless you want to vomit .
Lady Gaga appears to vomit on stage.
Lady Gaga appears to vomit during concert in Barcelona.
JUSTIN BIEBER VOMITS ON STAGE.
At a concert in Glendale, Arizona on Saturday, 18-year-old teen phenom Justin Bieber took ill onstage and vomited twice during the first night of his 'Believe' tour.
Valuable "Whale Vomit " What.
The whale vomit looked like a yellowish beige rock with a waxy finish, Charlie Naysmith says.
Man made himself vomit at Rockaway Township jail.
Burglar found in pool of blood, vomit .
If Ichiro got another expensive Mariners contract, 'I'd vomit .
The Separation of Church and State Makes Santorum Want to Vomit.
Because she slipped over vomit.
I've cried, laughed, vomited, passed out, etc.
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In science:

Consider the Vomit Comet. 16Of course, he could look around to see if there is a planet nearby, or if he had enough space he could set up an experiment like in the picture on page 327.
A Simple Introduction to Particle Physics Part II
However, among the hypotheses with small pvalues, the researcher notices three hypotheses concerned with problems of the gastrointestinal tract: diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, and stomatitis.
Multiple Testing for Exploratory Research
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