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)

To eject the contents of the stomach by the mouth; to puke; to spew.

Origin: Cf. L. Vomere, vomitum, and v. Freq. Vomitare. See Vomit.

1. Matter that is vomited; especially, matter ejected from the stomach through the mouth. "Like vomit from his yawning entrails poured." (Sandys)

2. <medicine> That which excites vomiting; an emetic. "He gives your Hollander a vomit." (Shak) Black vomit.

<medicine> Vomit nut, nux vomica.

Origin: L. Vomitus, from vomere, vomitum, to vomit; akin to Gr, Skr. Vam, Lith. Vemiti. Cf. Emetic, Vomito.

(01 Mar 1998)

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