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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Retch \Retch\ (r[e^]ch or r[=e]ch; 277), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Retched (r[e^]cht); p. pr. & vb. n. Retching.] [AS. hr[ae]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.] [1913 Webster] Beloved Julia, hear me still beseeching! (Here he grew inarticulate with retching.) --Byron. [1913 Webster]