What does emetic mean?

Definitions for emeticɪˈmɛt ɪk

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    a medicine that induces nausea and vomiting


  1. emetic(Noun)

    an agent that induces vomiting

  2. emetic(Adjective)

    causing nausea and vomiting

  3. Origin: ἔμετος

Webster Dictionary

  1. Emetic(adj)

    inducing to vomit; exciting the stomach to discharge its contents by the mouth

  2. Emetic(noun)

    a medicine which causes vomiting

  3. Origin: [L. emeticus, Gr. , fr. to vomit, akin to L. vomere: cf. F. mtique. See Vomit.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Emetic

    e-met′ik, adj. causing vomiting.—n. a medicine that causes vomiting.—n. Em′esis, vomiting.—adj. Emet′ical.—adv. Emet′ically.—n. Em′etin, the alkaloid forming the active principle of ipecacuanha-root, violently emetic.—adj. Em′eto-cathart′ic, producing both vomiting and purging.—n. Emetol′ogy, the study of emesis and emetics, [Through L., from Gr. emetikosemeein, to vomit.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of emetic in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of emetic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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