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Meaning of REGURGITATE

Pronunciation:  ri'gurji`teyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; "After drinking too much, the students vomited"; "He purged continuously"; "The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night"
  2. [v]  repeat after memorization; "For the exam, you must be able to regurgitate the information"
  3. [v]  feed through the beak by regurgitating previously swallowed food; of some birds
  4. [v]  pour or rush back; "The blood regurgitates into the heart ventricle"
 

REGURGITATE is a 11 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: barf, be sick, cast, cat, chuck, disgorge, honk, puke, purge, regorge, reproduce, retch, sick, spew, spue, throw up, upchuck, vomit, vomit up
 
 Antonyms: keep down
 
 See Also: echo, egest, eliminate, excrete, feed, give, pass, pour, repeat

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Re*gur"gi*tate\ (r?*g?r"j?*t?t), v. t. [LL.
    regurgitare, regurgitatum; L. pref. re- re- + gurges, -itis,
    a gulf. Cf. {Regorge}.]
    To throw or pour back, as from a deep or hollow place; to
    pour or throw back in great quantity.
    
    
  2. \Re*gur"gi*tate\, v. i.
    To be thrown or poured back; to rush or surge back.
    
          The food may regurgitatem the stomach into the
          esophagus and mouth.                     --Quain.
    
    
 

 

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