Emetic meaning

ĭ-mĕtĭk
Causing vomiting.
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An agent that causes vomiting.
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Causing vomiting.
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An emetic medicine or other substance.
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Causing vomiting.
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An agent that causes vomiting.
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(medicine) Causing nausea and vomiting.
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An agent that induces vomiting.
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Origin of emetic

  • Late Latin emeticos from Greek emetikos from emetos vomiting from emein to vomit wemə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French émétique, from Vulgar Latin *emeticus, from Ancient Greek ἐμετικός (emetikos), from ἔμετος (emetos, “vomit”)

    From Wiktionary