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Definition of "vomit" []

  • To eject part or all of the contents of the stomach through the mouth, usually in a series of involuntary spasmic movements. (verb-intransitive)
  • To be discharged forcefully and abundantly; spew or gush: The dike burst, and the floodwaters vomited forth. (verb-intransitive)
  • To eject (contents of the stomach) through the mouth. (verb-transitive)
  • To eject or discharge in a gush; spew out: The volcano vomited lava and ash. (verb-transitive)
  • The act or an instance of ejecting matter from the stomach through the mouth. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "vomit" in a sentence
  • "And finally, I asked him what his lowest point was, and he said he had locked himself in his mansion in Atlanta for three days and, drapes drawn and windows closed, by himself, in what he called a vomit-stained dressing gown, dobbing at carpet with wet finger tip, trying to find cocaine residue."
  • "In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the carpet."
  • "I blame it on the word vomit, as I do most things."