Definitions for vomitˈvɒm ɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vom•itˈvɒm ɪt(v.i.)

  1. to eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; regurgitate; throw up.

    Category: Medicine, Pathology

  2. to belch or spew with force or violence.

  3. (v.t.)to eject from the stomach through the mouth; spew.

    Category: Medicine, Pathology

  4. to eject forcefully or violently:

    The volcano vomited flames and molten rock.

  5. to cause (a person) to vomit.

    Category: Medicine, Pathology

  6. (n.)the act of vomiting.

    Category: Medicine, Pathology

  7. the matter ejected in vomiting.

    Category: Medicine, Pathology

Origin of vomit:

1375–1425; late ME < L vomitāre, freq. of vomere to discharge, vomit


Princeton's WordNet

  1. vomit, vomitus, puke, barf(noun)

    the matter ejected in vomiting

  2. emetic, vomit, vomitive, nauseant(noun)

    a medicine that induces nausea and vomiting

  3. vomit, vomiting, emesis, regurgitation, disgorgement, puking(verb)

    the reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth

  4. vomit, vomit up, purge, cast, sick, cat, be sick, disgorge, regorge, retch, puke, barf, spew, spue, chuck, upchuck, honk, regurgitate, throw up(verb)

    eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth

    "After drinking too much, the students vomited"; "He purged continuously"; "The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. vomit(verb)ˈvɒm ɪt

    to pass the contents of your stomach out through your mouth; = throw up

    She turned away and vomited.; worried because he was vomiting blood

  2. vomit(noun)ˈvɒm ɪt

    the contents of sb's stomach that they vomit

    The baby was covered in vomit.


  1. vomit(Noun)

    The regurgitated former contents of a stomach.

  2. vomit(Noun)

    The act of regurgitating.

  3. vomit(Verb)

    To regurgitate the contents of a stomach; puke.

  4. Origin: From vomiten, from vomitare, present active infinitive of vomito, frequentative form of vomo, from wem-. Cognate with váma, wemman. More at wem.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vomit(noun)

    to eject the contents of the stomach by the mouth; to puke; to spew

  2. Vomit(verb)

    to throw up; to eject from the stomach through the mouth; to disgorge; to puke; to spew out; -- often followed by up or out

  3. Vomit(verb)

    hence, to eject from any hollow place; to belch forth; to emit; to throw forth; as, volcanoes vomit flame, stones, etc

  4. Vomit(noun)

    matter that is vomited; esp., matter ejected from the stomach through the mouth

  5. Vomit(noun)

    that which excites vomiting; an emetic

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food etc ejected from the stomach.

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