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regurgitate

re·gur·gi·tate

regurgitate

 
 
pronunciation:
rih guhr jih teIt
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: regurgitated, regurgitates, regurgitating
definition: to surge or pour back or out, esp. from of a place of containment, as gases, liquids, or undigested food.
Stomach acid sometimes regurgitates into the esophagus, causing a feeling of burning.
similar words:
resurge, spew
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to cause to surge up or bring up in a surge; vomit.
The sick child regurgitated the cough syrup.
synonyms:
disgorge, vomit
similar words:
heave, spew, upchuck
definition 2: to repeat back, as information learned by rote.
There was no need to analyze; the students merely regurgitated the facts to the instructor.
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derivation: regurgitant (n.)