from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of vomiting.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act or process of vomiting or having vomited.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A vomiting.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, the act of vomiting; discharge from the stomach by the mouth.
- n. In zoology, a genus of butterflies, of the family Erycinidæ. E. fatima is the typical species, and there are several others, all South American.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth
Greek, from emein, to vomit; see wemə- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Greek ἐμέω "I vomit" (confer ἔμετος "vomit"). (Wiktionary)