Archaic vomitive; emetic
Origin of vomitoryClassical Latin vomitorius
- any opening, funnel, etc. through which matter is to be discharged
Origin of vomitoryLL vomitorium: the spectators were discharged through these in Roman amphitheaters, etc., any of the entrances leading to the tiers of seats
Inducing vomiting; vomitive.
- Something that induces vomiting.
- An aperture through which matter is discharged.
- See vomitorium .
Origin of vomitoryLatin vomitōrius from Latin vomitāre frequentative of vomere to spew, vomit ; see wemə- in Indo-European roots. Noun, sense 3, from Latin Latin vomitōrium entrance to an amphitheater ; see vomitorium.
(comparative more vomitory, superlative most vomitory)