Adjective "vomiting" definition and examples

(Vomiting may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈvɒmɪt/

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Definitions and examples

verb

Eject matter from the stomach through the mouth.
  1. 'she used to vomit up her food'
  2. 'The winner got something like 18 down him, but we did get to see the delightful sight of one of the losers vomiting huge amounts.'
  3. 'The disease can flare-up suddenly, with symptoms including fever, pain and vomiting.'
  4. 'One of the four children, a two-year-old, had a stomach virus and was vomiting.'
  5. 'There is a sudden onset of severe vertigo, nausea, vomiting and the need to remain still.'
  6. 'Cooper vomits every time he takes even a few small bites, and he's generally not interested in it.'
  7. 'Her stomach rolled and she vomited for the second time that day.'
  8. 'It turned out that only a few patients had turned up at hospital with vomiting, and this was probably related to a common food source.'
  9. 'His father vomits green bile, his body racked by heaves.'
  10. 'Forcing a person who has swallowed a caustic substance to vomit can be very dangerous.'
  11. 'All the 16 dead were found to have vomited white liquid before dying and all were aged between 50 and 70.'
  12. 'Furthermore, particularly towards the end, he was almost vomiting the words out.'
  13. 'The fact that he consumes the underbelly of American culture and then vomits it back up is to his credit, but unfortunately this slips past some.'
  14. 'She vomits greenhouse gas emissions into the air at a rate greater than anyone else does and it's no surprise that her partner in resisting signing the Kyoto treaty, Australia, comes in a close second in polluting the planet.'
  15. 'It almost seemed as though her navy blue book bag vomited its contents onto the carpeted floor.'

noun

Matter vomited from the stomach.
  1. 'Some people are afraid their baby will choke on vomit if put on their backs.'
  2. 'The mornings also bring the added delights of pools of vomit and urine to negotiate.'
  3. 'Pneumonia can also be caused by inhaling substances, such as caustic chemicals, food or vomit into the lungs.'
  4. 'The pathologist's evidence and his report indicated that a considerable amount of vomit had been aspirated, particularly into one lung.'
  5. 'Instead, he felt surges of vomit rising from his stomach.'
  6. 'I hear - can't see - someone throwing up, and my own stomach heaves as the smell of vomit drifts over.'
  7. 'If the patient has been sick, collect a small sample of vomit for analysis at the hospital.'
  8. 'There are between 70 and 150 deaths per year in the UK caused by suffocation, heart failure or choking on vomit.'
  9. 'There was always so much vomit and urine on the floor.'
  10. 'The disease can spread on contact with body fluids such as blood, urine, excrement, vomit and saliva.'
An emetic.

    More definitions

    1. to eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; regurgitate; throw up.

    2. to belch or spew with force or violence. verb (used with object)

    3. to eject from the stomach through the mouth; spew.

    4. to cast out or eject as if in vomiting; send out forcefully or violently: The volcano vomited flames and molten rock.

    5. to cause (a person) to vomit. noun

    6. the act of vomiting.

    7. the matter ejected in vomiting.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "hooligans can be vomiting."

    Origin

    (vomit)Late Middle English: from Old French vomite (noun) or Latin vomitus, from vomere ‘to vomit’.