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Verb: regurgitate  ri'gur-ji,teyt or ree'gur-ji,teyt
  1. 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 regurgitating what they have swallowed and carried to the nest"
  3. Repeat after memorization
    "For the exam, you must be able to regurgitate the information";
    - reproduce
  4. Eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
    "The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night";
    - vomit, vomit up, purge, sick, cat [informal], be sick, disgorge, regorge [archaic], retch, barf [informal], spew [informal], spue [archaic], chuck [informal], upchuck [N. Amer, informal], honk [Brit, informal], throw up, hurl [informal], keck [informal], vom [informal], chuck up [Brit, informal], chunder [Brit, informal], boke [UK, dialect], boak [UK, dialect]

Derived forms: regurgitates, regurgitated, regurgitating

Type of: echo, egest, eliminate, excrete, feed, give, pass, pour, repeat

Encyclopedia: Regurgitate