vomit

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English vomiten, from Latin vomitāre, present active infinitive of vomitō (vomit repeatedly), frequentative form of vomō (be sick, vomit), from Proto-Indo-European *wem- (to spew, vomit). Cognate with Old Norse váma (nausea, malaise), Old English wemman (to defile). More at wem.

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vomit (third-person singular simple present vomits, present participle vomiting, simple past and past participle vomited)

  1. To regurgitate the contents of a stomach; puke.
    • Bible, Jonah ii. 10
      The fish [] vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.
  2. To eject from any hollow place; to belch forth; to emit.
    • 2012 April 24, John Branch, “Snow Fall : The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek”, New York Time:
      After about a minute, the creek bed vomited the debris into a gently sloped meadow. Saugstad felt the snow slow and tried to keep her hands in front of her.
    • Milton
      Like the sons of Vulcan, vomit smoke.

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Noun[edit]

vomit (uncountable)

  1. The regurgitated former contents of a stomach.
  2. The act of regurgitating.
  3. (obsolete) That which causes vomiting; an emetic.
    • Shakespeare
      He gives your Hollander a vomit.

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French[edit]

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vomit

  1. third-person singular present indicative of vomir
  2. third-person singular past historic of vomir

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vomit

  1. third-person singular present active indicative of vomō