1. pour or rush back;
- Example: "The blood regurgitates into the heart ventricle"
2. feed through the beak by regurgitating previously swallowed food;
- Example: "many birds feed their young by regurgitating what they have swallowed and carried to the nest"
3. repeat after memorization;
- Example: "For the exam, you must be able to regurgitate the information"
[syn: regurgitate, reproduce]
4. eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth;
- Example: "After drinking too much, the students vomited"
- Example: "He purged continuously"
- Example: "The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night"
[syn: vomit, vomit up, purge, cast, sick, cat, be sick, disgorge, regorge, retch, puke, barf, spew, spue, chuck, upchuck, honk, regurgitate, throw up]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Regurgitate \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. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Regurgitate \Re*gur"gi*tate\, v. i. To be thrown or poured back; to rush or surge back. [1913 Webster] The food may regurgitatem the stomach into the esophagus and mouth. --Quain. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
62 Moby Thesaurus words for "regurgitate": barf, be seasick, be sick, bring up, chuck up, come again, copy, course, disgorge, ditto, do a repeat, do again, do over, double, duplicate, ebb, echo, egest, feed the fish, flood, flow, flow back, flow in, flow out, flush, gag, gush, heave, heave the gorge, imitate, issue, keck, make, parrot, plagiarize, pour, puke, quote, redo, redouble, reduplicate, reecho, reincarnate, reject, renew, repeat, reproduce, retch, revive, run, rush, say again, set, sick up, spew, stream, surge, surge back, throw up, trend, upchuck, vomit