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Webster 1913 Edition


Vomit

Vom′it

,
Verb.
I.
[
imp. & p. p.
Vomited
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Vomiting
.]
[Cf. L.
vomere
,
vomitum
, and v. freq.
vomitare
. See
Vomit
,
Noun.
]
To eject the contents of the stomach by the mouth; to puke; to spew.

Vom′it

,
Verb.
T.
1.
To throw up; to eject from the stomach through the mouth; to disgorge; to puke; to spew out; – often followed by up or out.
The fish . . .
vomited
out Jonah upon the dry land.
Jonah ii. 10.
2.
Hence, to eject from any hollow place; to belch forth; to emit; to throw forth;
as, volcanoes
vomit
flame, stones, etc
.
Like the sons of Vulcan,
vomit
smoke.
Milton.

Vom′it

,
Noun.
[L.
vomitus
, from
vomere
,
vomitum
, to vomit; akin to Gr. [GREEK], Skr.
vam
, Lith.
vemiti
. Cf.
Emetic
,
Vomito
.]
1.
Matter that is vomited; esp., matter ejected from the stomach through the mouth.
Like
vomit
from his yawning entrails poured.
Sandys.
2.
(Med.)
That which excites vomiting; an emetic.
He gives your Hollander a
vomit
.
Shakespeare
Black vomit
.
(Med.)
See in the Vocabulary.
Vomit nut
,
nux vomica.

Webster 1828 Edition


Vomit

VOM'IT

,
Verb.
I.
[L. vomo. probably the Gr. is the same word, with the loss of its first letter.]
To eject the contents of the stomach by the mouth. Some persons vomit with ease, as do cats and dogs. But horses do not vomit.

VOM'IT

,
Verb.
T.
1.
To throw up or eject from the stomach; to discharge from the stomach through the mouth. It is followed often by up or out, but without necessity and to the injury of the language. In the yellow fever, the patients often vomit dark colored matter, like coffee grounds.
The fish vomited out Jonah upon the dry land. Jonah 2.
2.
To eject with violence from any hollow place. Volcanoes vomit flames, ashes, stones and liquid lava.

VOM'IT

, n.
1.
The matter ejected from the stomach.
2.
That which excites the stomach to discharge its contents; an emetic.
Black vomit, the dark colored matter ejected from the stomach in the last stage of the yellow fever or other malignant disease; hence, the yellow fever, vulgarly so called.

Definition 2021


vomit

vomit

See also: vòmit and vomît

English

Verb

vomit (third-person singular simple present vomits, present participle vomiting, simple past and past participle vomited)

  1. To regurgitate or eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; puke.
    • Bible, Jonah ii. 10
      The fish [] vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.
  2. To eject from any hollow place; to belch forth; to emit.
    • 2012 November 18, John Branch, “Snow Fall : The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek”, in New York Time:
      After about a minute, the creek bed vomited the debris into a gently sloped meadow. Saugstad felt the snow slow and tried to keep her hands in front of her.
    • Milton
      Like the sons of Vulcan, vomit smoke.
    • Charlotte Brontë
      a column of smoke, such as might be vomited by a park of artillery

Derived terms

Synonyms

Translations

Noun

vomit (uncountable)

  1. The regurgitated former contents of a stomach.
  2. The act of regurgitating.
  3. (obsolete) That which causes vomiting; an emetic.
    • Shakespeare
      He gives your Hollander a vomit.

Synonyms

  • See also Wikisaurus:vomit.

Translations

See also


French

Verb

vomit

  1. third-person singular present indicative of vomir
  2. third-person singular past historic of vomir

Latin

Verb

vomit

  1. third-person singular present active indicative of vomō