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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. regurgitationnoun

    backflow of blood through a defective heart valve

  2. regurgitationnoun

    recall after rote memorization

    "he complained that school was just memorization and regurgitation"

  3. vomit, vomiting, emesis, regurgitation, disgorgement, pukingnoun

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


  1. regurgitationnoun

    The act of regurgitating.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Regurgitationnoun

    Resorption; the act of swallowing back.

    Etymology: from regurgitate.

    Regurgitation of matter is the constant symptom. Samuel Sharp.


  1. regurgitation

    Regurgitation is the process where the contents of the stomach or esophagus are brought back up into the mouth or throat without the forceful expulsion associated with vomiting. This can be caused by various health conditions, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease or certain heart conditions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Regurgitationnoun

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

  2. Regurgitationnoun

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

  3. Regurgitationnoun

    the act of swallowing again; reabsorption

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


  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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  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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