What does vomit mean?

Definitions for vomit
ˈvɒm ɪtvom·it

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word vomit.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vomit, vomitus, puke, barfnoun

    the matter ejected in vomiting

  2. emetic, vomit, vomitive, nauseantnoun

    a medicine that induces nausea and vomiting

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

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

  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. vomitnoun

    The regurgitated former contents of a stomach.

  2. vomitnoun

    The act of regurgitating.

  3. vomitverb

    To regurgitate the contents of a stomach; puke.

  4. Etymology: From vomiten, from vomitare, present active infinitive of vomito, frequentative form of vomo, from wem-. Cognate with váma, wemman. More at wem.


  1. vomit

    Vomiting (also known as emesis and throwing up) is the involuntary, forceful expulsion of the contents of one's stomach through the mouth and sometimes the nose.Vomiting can be the result of ailments like food poisoning, gastroenteritis, pregnancy, motion sickness, or hangover; or it can be an after effect of diseases such as brain tumors, elevated intracranial pressure, or overexposure to ionizing radiation. The feeling that one is about to vomit is called nausea; it often precedes, but does not always lead to vomiting. Impairment due to alcohol or anesthesia can cause inhalation of vomit, leading to suffocation. In severe cases, where dehydration develops, intravenous fluid may be required. Antiemetics are sometimes necessary to suppress nausea and vomiting. Self-induced vomiting can be a component of an eating disorder such as bulimia, and is itself now classified as an eating disorder on its own, purging disorder.


  1. vomit

    Vomit is the process or act of ejecting part or all of the contents of the stomach through the mouth, usually as a result of illness or discomfort. It can also refer to the substance expelled during this process.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vomitnoun

    to eject the contents of the stomach by the mouth; to puke; to spew

  2. Vomitverb

    to throw up; to eject from the stomach through the mouth; to disgorge; to puke; to spew out; -- often followed by up or out

  3. Vomitverb

    hence, to eject from any hollow place; to belch forth; to emit; to throw forth; as, volcanoes vomit flame, stones, etc

  4. Vomitnoun

    matter that is vomited; esp., matter ejected from the stomach through the mouth

  5. Vomitnoun

    that which excites vomiting; an emetic

  6. Etymology: [L. vomitus, from vomere, vomitum, to vomit; akin to Gr. , Skr. vam, Lith. vemiti. Cf. Emetic, Vomito.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vomit

    vom′it, v.i. to throw up the contents of the stomach by the mouth, to spew.—v.t. to throw out with violence.—n. matter ejected from the stomach: something that excites vomiting.—adj. Vom′ic, purulent.—n. Vom′ica, a cavity in the lung containing pus; Vom′iting, act of one who vomits: matter vomited.—adjs. Vom′itive, Vom′itory, causing to vomit.—n. a vomit or emetic.—ns. Vom′ito, the worst form of yellow fever, usually attended with the black vomit; Vom′itory, a door of a large building by which the crowd is let out; Vomituri′tion, violent retching. [L. vomĕre, -ĭtum, to throw up; Gr. emein.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vomit in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vomit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of vomit in a Sentence

  1. Scott Shirley:

    I was rather shocked that they did n’t offer to at least come in and scrub it down because Lord knows what, ya know, what that vomit contained.

  2. David McGrain:

    The narcissism among some of my team mates made me want to vomit, all they could think about was their goddamn climb, when hours before we were holding crushed skulls in our hands.

  3. Esther Zulu:

    When sulfur comes out ... you vomit and you have diarrhea, we just want a big bus to go to the president.

  4. Scott Shirley:

    It was clear that no one had cleaned the area where we were sitting, because there was no evidence of any chemical smell what so ever. This was purely that distinct smell of vomit on our hands and backpacks.

  5. House Speaker John Boehner:

    If you saw the video, It certainly didn't strike me that way, i could talk about the video, but I think I'd vomit trying to talk about it. It's disgusting.

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Translations for vomit

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  • braak, kotsAfrikaans
  • تقيأ, قاء, استفرغArabic
  • qusmaqAzerbaijani
  • ванітава́ць, блява́ць, рваць, рыга́цьBelarusian
  • бълва́м, повръ̀щамBulgarian
  • vomitar, vòmitCatalan, Valencian
  • zvracet, zvratkyCzech
  • opkast, brække sig, kaste op, brækDanish
  • erbrechen, kotzen, Kotze, Erbrochenes, übergeben, vomierenGerman
  • έμεσμα, εμετός, [[κάνω]] [[εμετό]], ξερνώ, εξεμώGreek
  • vomiEsperanto
  • arrojar, echar la pota, vómito, vomitar, devolverSpanish
  • okse, oksendamaEstonian
  • قی کردنPersian
  • oksentaa, oksennusFinnish
  • spýggjaFaroese
  • dégobiller, quicher, vomir, rendre, rejeter, dégueuler, gerber, vomiFrench
  • aiseag, aisig, urlacanIrish
  • vómito, vomitarGalician
  • קא, הקיאHebrew
  • वमन करना, उल्टी करनाHindi
  • hány, hányás, hányadékHungarian
  • հետ տալ, փսխել, փսխունք, ործկալArmenian
  • memuntahkan, muntahIndonesian
  • kasta upp, gubba, spúa, spýja, ælaIcelandic
  • rimettere, vomito, vomitareItalian
  • 戻す, 反吐, 吐く, 嘔吐Japanese
  • პირიღებინება, ღებინებაGeorgian
  • құсуKazakh
  • កំអួត, ក្អួតKhmer
  • 게우다Korean
  • кусууKyrgyz
  • vomō, vomitus, vomitōLatin
  • ສຳຮາກ, ອົ້ວະ, ຮາກ, ລົງຮາກ, ອາຈຽນLao
  • vėmalai, vemtiLithuanian
  • vēmekļi, vemtLatvian
  • ruakitanga, ruakiMāori
  • блујавица, повраќаница, по́враќа, блу́еMacedonian
  • бөөлжисMongolian
  • muntahan, muntahMalay
  • qala', rimettar, irrimettaMaltese
  • အန်Burmese
  • overgeven, braaksel, braken, kotsen, kotsDutch
  • kaste opp, oppkast, spy, brekke segNorwegian
  • vòmit, vomirOccitan
  • wymiotować, wymiociny, rzygaćPolish
  • regurgitar, vomitar, vômitoPortuguese
  • aqtuyQuechua
  • vomitarRomansh
  • vomita, borî, vărsaRomanian
  • рвота, тошни́ть, рыга́ть, блевотина, блева́ть, рватьRussian
  • повратити, ригати, rigati, povratiti, bljuvotina, бљувати, повраћати, zbljuvati, bljuvati, povraćati, povraćka, povraćaj, izbljuvak, збљуватиSerbo-Croatian
  • zvracaťSlovak
  • bruhatiSlovene
  • vjellAlbanian
  • spya, kräkas, spy, kasta uppSwedish
  • kutapikaSwahili
  • வாந்தி, உவட்டு, உவாந்தி, குமட்டுTamil
  • వాంతిTelugu
  • қай карданTajik
  • อ้วก, อาเจียนThai
  • gusmakTurkmen
  • kusmuk, kusmak, kusuntuTurkish
  • блювота, блювотиння, рва́ти, блюва́ти, рига́тиUkrainian
  • الٹىUrdu
  • qusmoqUzbek
  • nôn, mửaVietnamese
  • 嘔吐Chinese

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