vomit
Pronunciation
  • (British) enPR: vŏm'it, IPA: /ˈvɒmɪt/
  • (America) enPR: vŏm'it, IPA: /ˈvɑmɪt/
Verb

vomit (vomits, present participle vomiting; past and past participle vomited)

  1. (intransitive) 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. (transitive) To regurgitate and discharge (something swallowed); to spew.
    • 1988, Angela Carter, ‘Peter Carey: Oscar and Lucinda’, in Shaking a Leg, Vintage 2013, p. 713:
      It is the illicit Christmas pudding an incorrigible servant cooks for the little boy one Christmas Day that sparks Oscar's first crisis of belief, for his father, opposed to Christmas pudding on theological grounds, makes the child vomit his helping.
  3. To eject from any hollow place; to belch forth; to emit.
    • 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.
    • RQ
    • a column of smoke, such as might be vomited by a park of artillery
Synonyms Translations Noun

vomit (uncountable)

  1. The regurgitated former contents of a stomach; vomitus.
  2. The act of regurgitating.
  3. (obsolete) That which causes vomiting; an emetic.
    • c. 1603–1604, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Othello, the Moore of Venice”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act II, scene iii]:
      He gives your Hollander a vomit.
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