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- (transitive) To throw up or vomit; to eject what has previously been swallowed.
2014 December 23, Olivia Judson, “The hemiparasite season [print version: Under the hemiparasite, International New York Times, 24–25 December 2014, p. 7]”, The New York Times:
- […] The flesh [of the mistletoe berry] is sticky, and forms strings and ribbons between my thumb and forefinger. For the mistletoe, this viscous goop – and by the way, viscous comes to English from viscum – is crucial. The stickiness means that, after eating the berries, birds often regurgitate the seeds and then wipe their bills on twigs – leading to the seeds' getting glued to the tree, where they can germinate and begin the cycle anew.
- (transitive) To cough up from the gut to feed its young, as a bird or animal does.
- The young gulls were fed by their mother's regurgitated food.
- (transitive, by extension) To repeat verbatim.
- (intransitive) To be thrown or poured back; to rush or surge back.
- Food may regurgitate from the stomach into the mouth.
- (to throw up or vomit): vomit, throw up, cast, disgorge, retch, puke, barf, spew, upchuck
- See also Wikisaurus:regurgitate
to throw up
to cough up from gut to feed young chicks
to repeat verbatim