See also: vòmit and vomît

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English vomiten, from Latin vomitāre, present active infinitive of vomitō (vomit repeatedly), frequentative form of vomō (be sick, vomit), from Proto-Indo-European *wemh₁- (to spew, vomit). Cognate with Old Norse váma (nausea, malaise), Old English wemman (to defile). More at wem.

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  • (UK) enPR: vŏm'it, IPA(key): /ˈvɒmɪt/
  • Rhymes: -ɒmɪt
  • (US) enPR: vŏm'it, IPA(key): /ˈvɑmɪt/
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VerbEdit

vomit (third-person singular simple present vomits, present participle vomiting, simple past and past participle vomited)

  1. (intransitive) To regurgitate or eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; puke.
  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.

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NounEdit

vomit (usually uncountable, plural vomits)

  1. The regurgitated former contents of a stomach; vomitus.
  2. The act of regurgitating.
  3. (obsolete) That which causes vomiting; an emetic.

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VerbEdit

vomit

  1. third-person singular present indicative of vomir
  2. third-person singular past historic of vomir

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vomit

  1. third-person singular present active indicative of vomō

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vomit

  1. first-person singular present indicative/subjunctive of vomita