Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
vomitum, and v. freq.
To eject the contents of the stomach by the mouth; to puke; to spew.
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 . . .
vomitedout Jonah upon the dry land.
Jonah ii. 10.
Hence, to eject from any hollow place; to belch forth; to emit; to throw forth;
vomitflame, stones, etc
Like the sons of Vulcan,
Matter that is vomited; esp., matter ejected from the stomach through the mouth.
vomitfrom his yawning entrails poured.
That which excites vomiting; an emetic.
He gives your Hollander a
See in the Vocabulary.–
Webster 1828 Edition
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.
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.
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.