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vomiting

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n vomiting the reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Gastric Flu can cause projectile vomiting
    • n Vomiting The spasmodic ejection of matter from the stomach through the mouth.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A rabbit is not able to vomit
    • n vomiting The ejection of matter from the stomach through the mouth. It is effected mainly by a spasmodic contraction of the abdominal muscles and diaphragm, occurring at the same time with dilatation of the cardiac orifice, assisted also by contraction of the muscular coats of the stomach itself.
    • n vomiting That which is vomited; vomit.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Pig vomit is used in perfume and cologne to hold the scent in
    • Vomiting act of one who vomits: matter vomited
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. vomĕre, -ĭtum, to throw up; Gr. emein.

Usage

In literature:

Jeanne grew weaker and weaker; painful vomiting was followed by exhaustion; the fever never quitted her.
"A Love Episode" by Emile Zola
Some among them had a fit of vomiting.
"The Downfall" by Emile Zola
Oh she's so ill, that she fears she shall vomit her very heart up.
"The Ten Pleasures of Marriage and The Confession of the New-married Couple (1682)" by A. Marsh
Drink plenty of warm water to encourage vomiting; then, if the vomiting should not stop, give a grain of opium in water.
"The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)" by Mrs. F.L. Gillette
Emetics are those medicines which produce vomiting.
"Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889" by Barkham Burroughs
Then Del Rio declares that 'the question' must not be applied to demoniacs after they have eaten, for fear they will vomit.
"Là-bas" by J. K. Huysmans
Tho upon the sting they presently vomit blood.
"An Historical Relation Of The Island Ceylon In The East Indies" by Robert Knox
Men lay in the scuppers and vomited.
"White Shadows in the South Seas" by Frederick O'Brien
I'm in dread it would cause vomiting.
"Three Wonder Plays" by Lady I. A. Gregory
But hardly had he put his hands on my child as she lay in my lap than there came a faintly discoloured vomit.
"The Woman Thou Gavest Me" by Hall Caine
Drink salt water, vomit and repeat the procedure to clean out the stomach.
"Military Instructors Manual" by James P. Cole and Oliver Schoonmaker
Joses fell on his face, and stayed there fumbling, while he vomited oaths.
"Boy Woodburn" by Alfred Ollivant
The Chinaman grunted, coughed, and sank limply, vomiting blood.
"Under Handicap" by Jackson Gregory
His stomach swelled, and convulsive vomitings put him to intense torture.
"History of the Girondists, Volume I" by Alphonse de Lamartine
Bud Sellers heard the yells of the fugitive Lute, and before he had time to investigate, saw the stairhead vomiting smoke and fire.
"A Pagan of the Hills" by Charles Neville Buck
He had no idea of the onset of the present trouble, but stated that he complained frequently to the doctor of headaches and vomiting.
"Studies in Forensic Psychiatry" by Bernard Glueck
And if it was, such an overdose would only vomit me.
"Gideon's Band" by George W. Cable
He must have drunk after he was posted as sentry, for he vomited whiskey at the hospital.
"Lanier of the Cavalry" by Charles King
Fifth week, vomiting (219).
"The Mind of the Child, Part II" by W. Preyer
In those cases in which full vomiting occurred, evident relief followed.
"An Essay on the Influence of Tobacco upon Life and Health" by R. D. Mussey
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In poetry:

The beautiful monster
vomits a stream of watches
clocks jewels knives silver
coins & copper blood
"The New Creatures" by James Douglas Morrison
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
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:

On ocean floor, a shrimp that vomits light.
Now that the Real World gang is moving in, the new Belltel Lofts have gone from marketing themselves as family friendly to a haven for the young, hip, single, vomiting, party set.
Winslet says they haven't forgotten about the day she had to projectile vomit on set.
Watch the videos of Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber vomitting on stage below and then vote on which artist puked more gracefully.
But some vomiting whale made an English kid $63,000 richer.
Frozen Fruit Blamed in German Vomit Outbreak.
Winter vomiting bug hits nearly 400 on cruise.
After Archibold's death, theories abounded on the Internet as to what killed him: He choked on his own vomit, suffered an.
Four Sickened When Dog Vomits Toxic Chemical .
OAKLAND, Calif — David Lee logged 38 more minutes than he thought he would Wednesday night after constantly vomiting and fighting a fever, dizziness and dehydration — "just about anything you can think of," he said — from all the fluids lost.
6 Crazy Vodka Flavors Sure to Make You Vomit on New Year's Eve.
Policing — blood, sweat and vomit .
The South Florida man who died after winning a roach-eating contest choked on "anthropod body parts" and his own vomit, according to a report released Monday by the Broward Medical Examiner's Office.
A New Jersey man was arrested after Philadelphia Police say he intentionally vomited on an 11-year-old-girl and her father during a Phillies game.
According to police, Matthew Clemmens, 21, of Cherry Hill made himself vomit on an off-duty police.
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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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