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Noun: regurgitation  ri,gur-ji'tey-shun or ree,gur-ji'tey-shun
  1. Backflow of blood through a defective heart valve
     
  2. Recall after rote memorization
    "he complained that school was just memorization and regurgitation"
     
  3. The reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth
    - vomit, vomiting, emesis, disgorgement, puking

Derived forms: regurgitations

Type of: backflow, backflowing, ejection, expulsion, forcing out, inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, physiological reaction, projection, recall, recollection, reflex, reflex action, reflex response, reminiscence, unconditioned reflex

Encyclopedia: Regurgitation