retch definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English an unverified form rechen ; from Old English hræcan, to clear the throat, hawk ; from hraca, clearing of the throat, spittle ; from Indo-European echoic base an unverified form ker- from source ring, raven
retch definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb retched, retch·ing, retch·es verb, intransitive
Origin: Alteration of Middle English rechen, from Old English hrǣcan, to clear the throat, spit, bring up (phlegm).
- retch noun
retch - Medical Definition