What does regurgitation mean?

Definitions for regurgitation
rɪˌgɜr dʒɪˈteɪ ʃənre·gur·gi·ta·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. regurgitation(noun)

    backflow of blood through a defective heart valve

  2. regurgitation(noun)

    recall after rote memorization

    "he complained that school was just memorization and regurgitation"

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

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

Wiktionary

  1. regurgitation(Noun)

    The act of regurgitating.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Regurgitation(noun)

    the act of flowing or pouring back by the orifice of entrance

  2. Regurgitation(noun)

    the reversal of the natural direction in which the current or contents flow through a tube or cavity of the body

  3. Regurgitation(noun)

    the act of swallowing again; reabsorption

  4. Origin: [Cf. F. rgurgitation.]

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  1. Regurgitation

    Regurgitation is the expulsion of material from the mouth, pharynx, or esophagus, usually characterized by the presence of undigested food or blood. Regurgitation is used by a number of species to feed their young. This is typically in circumstances where the young are at a fixed location and a parent must forage or hunt for food, especially under circumstances where the carriage of small prey would be subject to robbing by other predators or the whole prey is larger than can be carried to a den or nest. Some bird species also occasionally regurgitate pellets of indigestible matter such as bones and feathers. It is in most animals a normal and voluntary process unlike the complex vomiting reflex in response to toxins. Honey is produced by a process of regurgitation by honey bees, which is stored in the beehive as a primary food source.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of regurgitation in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of regurgitation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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