from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To rush or surge back.
- transitive v. To cause to pour back, especially to cast up (partially digested food).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To throw up or vomit; to eject what has previously been swallowed.
- v. To cough up from the gut to feed its young, as a bird or animal does.
- v. To repeat verbatim.
- v. To be thrown or poured back; to rush or surge back.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To throw or pour back, as from a deep or hollow place; to pour or throw back in great quantity.
- intransitive v. To be thrown or poured back; to rush or surge back.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To pour or cause to rush or surge back; pour or throw back in great quantity.
- To be poured back; surge or rush back.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. pour or rush back
- v. eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
- v. feed through the beak by regurgitating previously swallowed food
- v. repeat after memorization
Medieval Latin regurgitāre, regurgitāt-, to overflow : Latin re-, re- + Late Latin gurgitāre, to engulf, flood (from Latin gurges, gurgit-, whirlpool).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Late Latin regurgitatus, past participle of regurgitare, combined form of re- ("back") + gurgitare ("to engulf, flood"), from gurges ("whirlpool, gulf, sea, abyss"). (Wiktionary)