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Noun: vomiting  vó-mu-ting
  1. The reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth
    - vomit, emesis [technical], regurgitation, disgorgement, puking
Verb: vomit  vó-mit
  1. Eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
    "After drinking too much, the students vomited";
    - vomit up, purge, cast, sick, cat, be sick, disgorge, regorge, retch, barf, spew, spue [archaic], chuck, upchuck [N. Amer], honk, regurgitate, throw up, hurl, keck, vom [informal], chuck up [Brit], boak [UK, dialect], chunder [Brit], boke [UK, dialect]

Derived forms: vomitings

Type of: egest, ejection, eliminate, excrete, expulsion, forcing out, inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, pass, physiological reaction, projection, reflex, reflex action, reflex response, unconditioned reflex

Antonym: keep down

Encyclopedia: Vomiting