rigurgitare

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from ri- (re-) +‎ Latin (in)gurgitāre, present infinitive of ingurgitō (I flood; I engulf).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ri.ɡur.d͡ʒiˈta.re/
  • Rhymes: -are
  • Hyphenation: ri‧gur‧gi‧tà‧re

Verb[edit]

rigurgitare

  1. (transitive) to regurgitate, to spit up
  2. (intransitive, takes essere as the auxiliary) to gush, to spurt out
    Synonyms: sgorgare, traboccare
  3. (intransitive, takes avere as the auxiliary) to be overflowing
    Synonym: straboccare
    • 1959, Indro Montanelli, “Capitolo diciannovesimo: Pericle”, in Storia dei Greci [History of the Greeks], 39th edition, Milan, published 1973, page 173:
      La sua maggiore arma politica furono i lavori pubblici. Poteva intraprenderne quanti voleva perché, coi mari liberi e con una flotta come quella ateniese, i commerci andavano a gonfie vele e il Tesoro rigurgitava di quattrini.
      Public works were his greatest political weapon. He [Pericles] could've embarked on as many as he wanted, because, with the seas freed, and with a fleet like the Athenian one, trade was on a roll, and the treasury was overflowing with money.

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References[edit]

  • rigurgitare in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

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