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Meaning of RETCH

Pronunciation:  rech

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting; "a bad case of the heaves"
  2. [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"
  3. [v]  make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit

RETCH is a 5 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: barf, be sick, cast, cat, chuck, disgorge, gag, heave, heave, honk, puke, purge, regorge, regurgitate, sick, spew, spue, throw up, upchuck, vomit, vomit up
 Antonyms: keep down
 See Also: egest, eliminate, excrete, pass, spasm



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Retch\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Retched}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Retching}.] [AS. hr?can to clear the throat, hawk, fr. hraca
    throat; akin to G. rachen, and perhaps to E. rack neck.]
    To make an effort to vomit; to strain, as in vomiting.
    [Written also {reach}.]
          Beloved Julia, hear me still beseeching! (Here he grew
          inarticulate with retching.)             --Byron.
  2. \Retch\, v. t. & i. [See {Reck}.]
    To care for; to heed; to reck. [Obs.] --Chaucer.