What does regurgitate mean?

Definitions for regurgitaterɪˈgɜr dʒɪˌteɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. regurgitate(verb)

    pour or rush back

    "The blood regurgitates into the heart ventricle"

  2. regurgitate(verb)

    feed through the beak by regurgitating previously swallowed food

    "many birds feed their young by regurgitating what they have swallowed and carried to the nest"

  3. regurgitate, reproduce(verb)

    repeat after memorization

    "For the exam, you must be able to regurgitate the information"

  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"


  1. regurgitate(Verb)

    To throw up or vomit; to eject what has previously been swallowed.

  2. regurgitate(Verb)

    What a bird or other animal does, to cough up from its gut to feed its young.

  3. regurgitate(Verb)

    To repeat verbatim.

  4. Origin: From regurgitatus, past participle of regurgitare, combined form of re- + gurgitare, from gurges.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Regurgitate(verb)

    to throw or pour back, as from a deep or hollow place; to pour or throw back in great quantity

  2. Regurgitate(verb)

    to be thrown or poured back; to rush or surge back

  3. Origin: [LL. regurgitare, regurgitatum; L. pref. re- re- + gurges, -itis, a gulf. Cf. Regorge.]


  1. Regurgitate

    Regurgitate is a goregrind band from Sweden. In 2001, Bizarre Leprous Productions released a 46-band tribute to Regurgitate entitled Comeback of Goregods: Tribute to Regurgitate, with bands such as Inhume, Last Days of Humanity, Lymphatic Phlegm, Gore Beyond Necropsy, Haemorrhage, and Neuro-Visceral Exhumation taking part.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Regurgitate

    rē-gur′ji-tāt, v.t. to throw or pour back from a deep place.—v.i. to be thrown or poured back:—pr.p. regur′gitāting; pa.p. regur′gitāted.n. Regurgitā′tion, the act of pouring or flowing back. [O. Fr.,—Low L. regurgitāre, -ātumre-, back, gurges, gurgitis, a gulf.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of regurgitate in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of regurgitate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. James Scott:

    In this business, I find more value in working with hackers who abstract new realities from cast aside code and concepts than academics who regurgitate other people’s work and try to pawn it off as their own.

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