Regurgitate Definition

regurgitated, regurgitates, regurgitating
regurgitated, regurgitates, regurgitating
To cause to surge or flow back; specif., to bring (partly digested food) from the stomach back to the mouth.
Webster's New World
To repeat (information, an idea, etc.) without modification, interpretation, etc.
Students that merely regurgitate facts during an exam.
Webster's New World
To repeat (facts or other learned items) from memory with little reflection.
American Heritage
To rush, surge, or flow back.
Webster's New World

To throw up or vomit; to eject what has previously been swallowed.


Origin of Regurgitate

  • Medieval Latin regurgitāre regurgitāt- to overflow Latin re- re- Late Latin gurgitāre to engulf, flood (from Latin gurges gurgit- whirlpool)

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

  • From Late Latin regurgitatus, past participle of regurgitare, combined form of re- (“back") + gurgitare (“to engulf, flood"), from gurges (“whirlpool, gulf, sea, abyss").

    From Wiktionary

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