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Pronunciation : Vom"it
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [Cf. L. vomere, vomitum, and v. freq. vomitare. See Vomit, n.]
Definition : Defn: To eject the contents of the stomach by the mouth; to puke; to spew.

i. [imp. & p. p. Vomited; p. pr. & vb. n. Vomiting.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Vom"it
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : 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.

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Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Vom"it
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [L. vomitus, from vomere, vomitum, to vomit; akin to Gr. vam, Lith. vemiti. Cf. Emetic, Vomito.]
Definition : 1. Matter that is vomited; esp., matter ejected from the stomach through the mouth. Like vomit from his yawning entrails poured. Sandys.

2. (Med.)

Defn: That which excites vomiting; an emetic. He gives your Hollander a vomit. Shak. Black vomit. (Med.) See in the Vocabulary. -- Vomit nut, nux vomica.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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