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Definitions for regurgitate
rɪˈgɜr dʒɪˌteɪtre·gur·gi·tate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. regurgitateverb

    pour or rush back

    "The blood regurgitates into the heart ventricle"

  2. regurgitateverb

    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, reproduceverb

    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 upverb

    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. regurgitateverb

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

  2. regurgitateverb

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

  3. regurgitateverb

    To repeat verbatim.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary


    To throw back; to pour back.

    Etymology: re and gurges, Lat. regorger, Fr.

    The inhabitants of the city remove themselves into the country so long, until, for want of recept and encouragement, it regurgitates and sends them back. John Graunt.

    Arguments of divine wisdom, in the frame of animate bodies, are the artificial position of many valves, all so situate, as to give a free passage to the blood in their due channels, but not permit them to regurgitate and disturb the great circulation. Richard Bentley.

  2. To Regurgitateverb

    To be poured back.

    Nature was wont to evacuate its vicious blood out of these veins, which passage being stopt, it regurgitates upwards to the lungs. Gideon Harvey, on Consumptions.


  1. regurgitate

    Regurgitate generally refers to the action of bringing partially digested food back up from the stomach into the mouth again. Additionally, it can also be used metaphorically to describe the process of reproducing information in an unthinking and uncreative way, often something that has been learned or memorized.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Regurgitateverb

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

  2. Regurgitateverb

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

  3. Etymology: [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.]

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  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

Examples of regurgitate in a Sentence

  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.

  2. Jaret Davey:

    All owls do regurgitate small little pellets just of indigestible material because, unlike us, where (when) we eat a piece of meat we eat around the bone, birds of prey just eat the whole thing, for the small little bones they can’t digest, they just cough it back up.

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