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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ This makes it vomit and gives it diarrhoea, so you're flushing the toxins out of both ends.
▪ People began to complain about feelings of sickness, vomiting, diarrhoea and headaches.
▪ Always call the doctor if you are vomiting or have diarrhoea.
▪ Symptoms included nausea, vomiting, and watery diarrhoea.
▪ Often an acute complaint begins with nausea and vomiting with a clean tongue.
▪ In the severe case he or she is extremely uncomfortable, experiencing vertigo on any head motion accompanied by nausea and vomiting.
▪ Other features include fever, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, and, less commonly, skin rashes.
▪ In large doses it can cause nausea, vomiting, difficulty breathing and coma.
▪ It can, however, have severe withdrawal symptoms, including dizziness, nausea, vomiting, panic, anxiety and depression.
▪ Also, occasionally ileus may be seen, with nausea and vomiting.
▪ They reduced nausea and prevented vomiting, and many of them made people sleepy.
▪ Would lawmakers mandate hospitalization for intractable nausea and vomiting during pregnancy?
▪ The leaves, and especially the seeds, can cause vomiting, paralysis, even death.
▪ In large doses it can cause nausea, vomiting, difficulty breathing and coma.
▪ Internal haemorrhaging spills blood into the stomach, and this causes a telltale black vomit.
▪ He complained to Joe that whatever he was giving him caused dizziness and vomiting.
▪ Ulcers also can cause vomiting, sometimes of blood, and can cause blood to show up in bowel movements.
▪ At one point, when no physical problem that might cause the vomiting had been found, a psychiatric consultation was requested.
▪ Try to avoid anything that makes you want to vomit.
▪ The stench of her breath almost made him vomit.
▪ The stench of rotting, wounded flesh is enough to make you vomit.
▪ This makes it vomit and gives it diarrhoea, so you're flushing the toxins out of both ends.
▪ I wanted to vomit and would have if my belly had not been so empty.
▪ And he had swallowed so much sea water he wanted to vomit.
▪ Try to avoid anything that makes you want to vomit.
▪ He desperately wanted to vomit, but looking at the nurses made him feel foolish.
▪ I wanted to vomit or faint.
▪ And again there was that sickly sweet stench of cooked flesh which clogged his nostrils and made him want to vomit.
projectile vomiting
▪ If she starts vomiting, contact the doctor immediately.
▪ Any more of her little digs at me and her sickening smiles of lust at Luke and I shall vomit.
▪ In fact, Brown never came to the stadium because he was home, and probably vomiting.
▪ Later that evening he was taken to hospital, vomiting uncontrollably.
▪ The shot nearly knocked her cold; she went out and vomited beside the shower.
▪ Morrison died after choking on his own vomit.
▪ The car seat was covered with vomit.
▪ And the stage was in a terrible mess, all blood and vomit, and the scenery all smashed up.
▪ Ceilings and partitions had fallen, plaster, dust, blood and vomit were everywhere.
▪ Characteristics and quantity of vomit, gastric aspirate, and stools were recorded.
▪ He'd choked on his own vomit after a session of sniffing aerosols.
▪ He has since died a sad death at Saigon, choked in his own vomit after a bout of energetic drinking.
▪ Migraine, too, is followed by nausea and vomit rather as sin is followed by remorse.
▪ The stench of the floor was close to him, the smell of vomit and of urine.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Vomit \Vom"it\, n. [L. vomitus, from vomere, vomitum, to vomit; akin to Gr. ?, 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.

  2. (Med.) That which excites vomiting; an emetic.

    He gives your Hollander a vomit.

    Black vomit. (Med.) See in the Vocabulary.

    Vomit nut, nux vomica.


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


Vomit \Vom"it\, v. 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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., "act of expelling contents of the stomach through the mouth," from Anglo-French vomit, Old French vomite, from Latin vomitus, from vomitare "to vomit often," frequentative of vomere "to puke, spew forth, discharge," from PIE root *weme- "to spit, vomit" (cognates: Greek emein "to vomit," emetikos "provoking sickness;" Sanskrit vamati "he vomits;" Avestan vam- "to spit;" Lithuanian vemiù "to vomit," Old Norse væma "seasickness"). In reference to the matter so ejected, it is attested from late 14c.


early 15c., from Latin vomitus, past participle of vomitare (see vomit (n.)). Related: Vomited; vomiting.


n. 1 The regurgitated former contents of a stomach. 2 The act of regurgitating. 3 (context obsolete English) That which causes vomiting; an emetic. vb. 1 To regurgitate the contents of a stomach; puke. 2 To eject from any hollow place; to belch forth; to emit.

  1. n. the matter ejected in vomiting [syn: vomitus, puke]

  2. a medicine that induces nausea and vomiting [syn: emetic, vomitive, nauseant]

  3. the reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth [syn: vomiting, emesis, regurgitation, disgorgement, puking]


v. 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 up, purge, cast, sick, cat, be sick, disgorge, regorge, retch, puke, barf, spew, spue, chuck, upchuck, honk, regurgitate, throw up] [ant: keep down]

Vomit (disambiguation)

Vomit may refer to:

  • Vomiting
  • Fake vomit, a novelty item designed to look like mucus or vomit

Usage examples of "vomit".

Right now the only one of us tars actually working was Halle, who was chasing down a pool of vomit sicked up by Pael, the Academician, the only non-Navy personnel on the bridge.

A thin and jaundiced face, deep lines and shaven head, mouth adrip with vomit, staring in horror.

Reaching the rail, he sagged over it and vomited up his supper, dimly aware that Alec was at his side.

He had ingested, the report stated succinctly, amylobarbitone, pethidine and alcohol in sufficient quantities to cause his death, although what had actually killed him was suffocation, as, after he had slid into unconsciousness, he had choked on his own vomit.

Admiral Chu Hua-Feng, current commanding officer of the MSDF submarine Artic Storm and admiral-in-command of a fleet of the most advanced submarines in history, bent over and vomited.

Why did he pick at one of the cuts on his legs until it bled, then mix the blood and semen and bring some of it to his mouth, where its odd bleachy, metallic smell almost made him vomit once more?

He teaches that a teaspoonful of the bruised seeds if boiled in water and taken hot with bread soaked therein, wonderfully helps such as are languishing from hardened excrements, even though they may have vomited up their faeces.

She was not coughing or vomiting, and Kivrin hoped the buboes had simply not developed yet.

So was Bures, and now Currald, apparently unconscious, vomited copiously, gagging on it.

Peebles mentions a case of suspension of the functions of the kidneys more than once for five weeks, the patient exhibiting neither coma, stupor, nor vomiting.

Hashimoto, Surgeon-General of the Imperial Japanese Army, tells of a woman of forty-nine who was in the habit of inducing vomiting by irritating her fauces and pharynx with a Japanese toothbrush--a wooden instrument six or seven inches long with bristles at one end.

Loud peals of thunder broke, and could scarcely be distinguished from the rumblings of the mountain, whose mouth vomited forth ignited rocks, which, hurled to more than a thousand feet, burst in the air like shells.

Among the older writers we find Ficker and the Ephemerides giving instances of exophthalmos from vomiting.

Half a mile from the tracks he fell to his knees again, and gagged and retched as he vomited up the whisky and his own disgust.

Then from the gleaming roof-gaps of the house suddenly vomited forth a wonderous swarm of heteromerous living things--swallows, sparrows, martins, owls, bats, insects in visible multitudes, to hang for many minutes a noisy, gyring, spreading cloud over the black gables and chimneys.