Vomitorium definition

A passage located behind a tier of seats in an amphitheatre used as an exit for the crowds.
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(see Usage notes) An area in which vomiting takes place, in particular a chamber supposedly used by ancient Romans to vomit during a feast so they could continue eating.
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Noun

Singular:
vomitorium
Plural:
vomitoria, vomitoriums

Origin of vomitorium

  • From Latin vomitōrium (“entrance to an amphitheatre”), substantive of vomitōrius (“emetic", "provoking vomiting”), from vomō (“vomit”).

    From Wiktionary