vomitory

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin vomitōrium, early 17th c.

Noun[edit]

vomitory (plural vomitories)

  1. The entrance into a theater or other large public venue, where masses of people are disgorged into the stands; a vomitorium
    • 1909, E.M. Forster, “II”, in The Machine Stops:
      This city, as you know, is built deep beneath the surface of the earth, with only the vomitories protruding.
  2. (medicine) A substance that induces vomiting; an emetic

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Adjective[edit]

vomitory (comparative more vomitory, superlative most vomitory)

  1. (medicine) Inducing vomiting; emetic

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