Regurgitate definition

rē-gûrjĭ-tāt
To repeat (facts or other learned items) from memory with little reflection.
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To cause to pour back, especially to cast up (partially digested food).
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To rush, surge, or flow back.
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Regurgitate is defined as to bring back or rush back.

An example of regurgitate is to eat something and then have the food come back up the esophagus from the stomach.

An example of regurgitate is the smell of baking cookies causing the return of childhood memories.

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To cause to surge or flow back; specif., to bring (partly digested food) from the stomach back to the mouth.
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(informal) To repeat (information, an idea, etc.) without modification, interpretation, etc.

Students that merely regurgitate facts during an exam.

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To cause to pour back, especially to cast up partially digested food.
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To throw up or vomit; to eject what has previously been swallowed.
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To cough up from the gut to feed its young, as a bird or animal does.

The young gulls were fed by their mother's regurgitated food.

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(by extension) To repeat verbatim.
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(intransitive) To be thrown or poured back; to rush or surge back.

Food may regurgitate from the stomach into the mouth.

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To rush or surge back.
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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