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vomit

vom·it

vomit

 
pronunciation:
va miht
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: vomited, vomiting, vomits
definition 1: to eject some or all of the contents of the stomach through the mouth; throw up; regurgitate.
An hour after eating the spoiled food, he vomited.
synonyms:
spew
similar words:
barf, disgorge, heave, retch, upchuck
definition 2: to be ejected or discharged forcefully or violently.
Lava vomited from the volcano.
synonyms:
eruct, spew, spout
similar words:
gush, spurt
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to eject from the stomach through the mouth; throw up.
The baby is still vomiting her food.
synonyms:
disgorge, heave, regurgitate, spew
similar words:
barf, belch, discharge, expel, upchuck
definition 2: to discharge forcefully or violently.
The faucet vomited a stream of rusty, muddy water.
synonyms:
disgorge, erupt, expel, spew, spout
similar words:
emit, gush, regurgitate, shoot, spurt, stream
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: matter that is vomited.
There was vomit on his clothes.
similar words:
barf, spew
definition 2: the act of vomiting.
similar words:
discharge, eruption, expulsion, regurgitation
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derivation: vomitous (adj.)
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  • vomiting:
    the act of bringing up food and liquid from the stomach through the mouth.
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  excrete, food