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Meaning of REGURGITATION

Pronunciation:  ri`gurji'teyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth
  2. [n]  recall after rote memorization; "he complained that school was just memorization and regurgitation"
  3. [n]  backflow of blood through a defective heart valve
 

REGURGITATION is a 13 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: disgorgement, emesis, puking, vomit, vomiting
 
 See Also: backflow, backflowing, ejection, expulsion, forcing out, haematemesis, hematemesis, hyperemesis, inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, physiological reaction, projection, recall, recollection, reflex, reminiscence, rumination, unconditioned reflex

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Re*gur`gi*ta"tion\ (-t?"sh?n), n. [Cf. F.
r['e]gurgitation.]
1. The act of flowing or pouring back by the orifice of
   entrance; specifically (Med.), the reversal of the natural
   direction in which the current or contents flow through a
   tube or cavity of the body. --Quain.

2. The act of swallowing again; reabsorption.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: condition that occurs when gastric juices, or small amounts of food from the stomach, flow back into the esophagus and mouth.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Vomiting is a reflex integrated in the medulla oblongata. It starts with a sensation of nausea, then closing of the glottis, strong contraction of the abdominal muscles which forces the stomach contents to be ejected as the gastro-esophageal sphincter relaxes.
 

 

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