from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Inducing vomiting; vomitive.
- n. Something that induces vomiting.
- n. An aperture through which matter is discharged.
- n. One of the tunnellike passages of an amphitheater or stadium between the seats and the outside wall or passageway.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The entrance into a theater or other large public venue, where masses of people are disgorged into the stands; a vomitorium
- n. A substance that induces vomiting; an emetic
- adj. Inducing vomiting; emetic
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Causing vomiting; emetic; vomitive.
- n. An emetic; a vomit.
- n. A principal door of a large ancient building, as of an amphitheater.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Procuring vomiting; causing ejection from the stomach; emetic; vomitive.
- n. An emetic.
- n. In architecture, an opening or passage, usually one of a regularly disposed series, in an ancient Roman theater or amphitheater, which gave direct ingress or egress to the people in some part of the auditorium.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an entrance to an amphitheater or stadium
Human beings add to the mud bath after drinking sprees that render the world a giant vomitory; horses in a Victorian street emit "a steaming heap of straw-woven horseshit".
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Yes, I believe that humor is an anti-vomitory medication for political digestion.
When Termite discovers the words vomica, vomit, vomitive, vomitory, vomitorium, vomiturition, and vomitus in the dictionary, she comments that, Page 1,355 has got to be the best page of the dictionary ever.
From this vomitory the old glacier poured into the plains of the Po that wonderful accumulation of mud, gravel, boulders, and large erratics, which extend for 15 miles from above Ivrea to below Caluso and which when seen in profile from Turin have the aspect of a chain of hills.
From F, as from a great vomitory, it then radiated in all directions bearing along with it the moraines with which it was loaded and spreading them out on all sides over the great plain.
I get tired of thinking so hard and duck out through the vomitory, flashing my borrowed badge.
No. There is a volume of smoke, as if the chimney were in flame -- a tumultuous cloud pours aloft, straggling and broken, through the broad slate stones that defend the mouth of the vomitory from every blast.
a black beast leaped forth from the deep vomitory.