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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Birds regurgitate food to feed their young.
▪ Horton regurgitated the popular, but wrong, idea that poverty creates crime.
▪ The chicks will feed on the partially-digested food regurgitated by the parent.
▪ Anyone wanting further excitement could watch a man swallow and regurgitate a seven foot long chain!
▪ But he does not simply pontificate from his position as an excellent photographer, or regurgitate standard procedures.
▪ I could learn procedures and facts for a short time and I knew how to regurgitate them for examinations.
▪ It is much easier to regurgitate previously assembled information than to ascertain new relationships and organize original categories and assimilations.
▪ Pellets regurgitated at the nest site may be stepped on and broken up.
▪ Such obstruction to the flow of bile will cause the conjugated bilirubin to be regurgitated into the sinusoids and the general circulation.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Regurgitate \Re*gur"gi*tate\ (r?*g?r"j?*t?t), v. t. [LL. regurgitare, regurgitatum; L. pref. re- re- + gurges, -itis, a gulf. Cf. Regorge.] To throw or pour back, as from a deep or hollow place; to pour or throw back in great quantity.


Regurgitate \Re*gur"gi*tate\, v. i. To be thrown or poured back; to rush or surge back.

The food may regurgitatem the stomach into the esophagus and mouth.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1640s (intransitive), 1753 (transitive), back formation from regurgitation, or else from Medieval Latin regurgitatus, past participle of regurgitare. Meaning "to vomit" first attested 1753. Related: Regurgitated; regurgitating.


vb. 1 (context transitive English) To throw up or vomit; to eject what has previously been swallowed. 2 (context transitive English) To cough up from the gut to feed its young, as a bird or animal does. 3 (context transitive by extension English) To repeat verbatim. 4 (context intransitive English) To be thrown or poured back; to rush or surge back.

  1. v. pour or rush back; "The blood regurgitates into the heart ventricle"

  2. feed through the beak by regurgitating previously swallowed food; "many birds feed their young by regurgiating what they have swallowed and carried to the nest"

  3. repeat after memorization; "For the exam, you must be able to regurgitate the information" [syn: reproduce]

  4. eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; "After drinking too much, the students vomited"; "He purged continuously"; "The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night" [syn: vomit, vomit up, purge, cast, sick, cat, be sick, disgorge, regorge, retch, puke, barf, spew, spue, chuck, upchuck, honk, throw up] [ant: keep down]

Regurgitate (band)

Regurgitate (RGTE) is a goregrind band from Sweden.

In 2001, Bizarre Leprous Productions released a 46-band tribute to Regurgitate entitled Comeback of Goregods: Tribute to Regurgitate, with bands such as Inhume, Last Days of Humanity, Lymphatic Phlegm, Gore Beyond Necropsy, Haemorrhage, and Neuro-Visceral Exhumation taking part.

Usage examples of "regurgitate".

The water regurgitated is, however, by means of the elevation of the soft palate, forced into the pharyngeal pouch.

I think therefore that we may assume that these yield back a very fluid secretion, which is regurgitated, as before suggested, into the pharyngeal pouch, to be withdrawn as required.

The bees would eat the honey, fly back to the hives, and add the regurgitated honey to their stores.

A powerful smell of regurgitated milk and camphorated oil rises to her nostrils.

Just as he supposed he could stand it no longer, when the noises and fumes of regurgitated gases and thunderous farts became too noxious even for his seasoned nose, with a soft sigh the widow quietly awakened and proceeded to open the hamper on her lap.

His mouth was awash in regurgitated Dylar foam, half chewed tablets, flyspeck shards of polymer.

She soon learned to persuade the ants to regurgitate, and within a few weeks was transformed from a tiny, skinny child with arms like twiglets into a chubby little girl whose face was as round as the full moon.

Anyone literate enough to write well has, as a matter of course, read a huge miscellany of printed material and, the human brain being what it is, a great deal of it remains in the memory at least unconsciously, and will be regurgitated onto the manuscript page at odd moments.

Of course, the story went on to regurgitate the details of the other four Virginia couples missing and later found dead.

From this angle Mark could not see the chicks in the nest, but clearly he recognized the heaving motions of the bird as it began to regurgitate its cropful of rotten carrion for its young.

Then had come the dreadful flight and Braddock regurgitating all over the floor, so they'd had to smell it during the entire first leg of the trip.

She didn't believe in regurgitating the textbooks, so she was boning up on World War I.

The sour taste of regurgitated coffee rose in my throat in a blinding burst of nausea.

Small boys searched the woods for the compact balls of fur and bones that the owls regurgitated and Fraken poked them open and read the omens.

At a point where his face had turned blue, I was fortunate to hit the right spot He hawked, spit, and regurgitated a great gollop of something.