- Vomit is throw-up, or stomach contents that have been ejected through the mouth.
When you get food poisoning from bad beans and you throw up the remainder of the beans in your stomach, the stuff from your stomach that is ejected through your mouth is an example of vomit.
- To vomit is to eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth.
When you eat bad food and get food poisoning and the contents of your stomach come up through your mouth and are ejected, this is an example of a time when you vomit.
This woman may vomit.
- the act or process of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth
- matter ejected in this way
- Archaic emetic
Origin of vomitMiddle English ; from Classical Latin vomitus, a discharging, vomiting ; from past participle of vomere, to discharge, vomit ; from Indo-European base an unverified form wemē- from source Classical Greek emein, to vomit, Old English wamm, stain, disgrace
- to eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; throw up
- to be thrown up or out with force or violence; rush out
- to throw up (food)
- to discharge or throw out with force or in copious quantities; belch forth
verbvom·it·ed, vom·it·ing, vom·its
- To eject part or all of the contents of the stomach through the mouth, usually in a series of involuntary spasmic movements.
- To be discharged forcefully and abundantly; spew or gush: The dike burst, and the floodwaters vomited forth.
- To eject (contents of the stomach) through the mouth.
- To eject or discharge in a gush; spew out: The volcano vomited lava and ash.
- The act or an instance of ejecting matter from the stomach through the mouth.
- Matter ejected from the stomach through the mouth.
- An emetic.
Origin of vomitMiddle English vomiten, from Latin vomitāre, frequentative of vomere; see wem&schwa;- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present vomits, present participle vomiting, simple past and past participle vomited)
From Middle English vomiten, from Latin vomitÄre, present active infinitive of vomitÅ (“vomit repeatedly"), frequentative form of vomÅ (“be sick, vomit"), from Proto-Indo-European *wem- (“to spew, vomit"). Cognate with Old Norse vÃ¡ma (“nausea, malaise"), Old English wemman (“to defile"). More at wem.