Vom"it (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Vomited; p. pr. & vb. n. Vomiting.] [Cf. L. vomere, vomitum, and v. freq. vomitare. See Vomit, n.]

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


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Vom"it, v. t.


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.


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.


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Vom"it, n. [L. vomitus, from vomere, vomitum, to vomit; akin to Gr. , Skr. vam, Lith. vemiti. Cf. Emetic, Vomito.]


Matter that is vomited; esp., matter ejected from the stomach through the mouth.

Like vomit from his yawning entrails poured. Sandys.

2. Med.

That which excites vomiting; an emetic.

He gives your Hollander a vomit. Shak.

Black vomit. Med. See in the Vocabulary. -- Vomit nut, nux vomica.


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