AskDefine | Define regurgitate

Dictionary Definition

regurgitate

Verb

1 pour or rush back; "The blood regurgitates into the heart ventricle"
2 feed through the beak by regurgitating previously swallowed food; "many birds feed their young by regurgiating what they have swallowed and carried to the nest"
3 repeat after memorization; "For the exam, you must be able to regurgitate the information" [syn: reproduce]
4 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" [syn: vomit, vomit up, purge, cast, sick, cat, be sick, disgorge, regorge, retch, puke, barf, spew, spue, chuck, upchuck, honk, throw up] [ant: keep down]

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Pronunciation

Verb

  1. To throw up or vomit; to eject what has previously been swallowed.
  2. What a bird or other animal does, to cough up from its gut to feed its young.
    • The young gulls were fed by their mother's regurgitated food.
  3. transitive by extension To repeat verbatim.

Translations

to throw up or vomit; to eject what has previously been swallowed
What a bird or other animal does, to cough up from its gut to feed its young chicks
To repeat verbatim

Extensive Definition

Regurgitation or Regurgitate can refer to:
regurgitate in German: Regurgitation
regurgitate in French: Régurgitation
regurgitate in Portuguese: Regurgitação

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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
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