regurgitation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n regurgitation the reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth
    • n regurgitation recall after rote memorization "he complained that school was just memorization and regurgitation"
    • n regurgitation backflow of blood through a defective heart valve
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A housefly can only ingest liquid material. They regurgitate their food to liquify the food that they are going to eat
    • Regurgitation (Med) The act of flowing or pouring back by the orifice of entrance
    • Regurgitation The act of swallowing again; reabsorption.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Housefly's regurgitate food and eat it again every time they eat
    • n regurgitation The act of regurgitating or pouring back.
    • n regurgitation The act of swallowing again; reabsorption.
    • n regurgitation In medicine: The puking or posseting of infants.
    • n regurgitation The rising of solids or fluids into the mouth in the adult.
    • n regurgitation Specifically, the reflux through incompetent heart-valves: as, aortic regurgitation (reflux through leaking aortic valves).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Starfish eat by regurgitating their stomach on top of their food. If they dont like what they are eating they detach the stomach and grow a new one.
    • n Regurgitation the act of pouring or flowing back
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. régurgitation,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—Low L. regurgitāre, -ātumre-, back, gurges, gurgitis, a gulf.

Usage

In literature:

I did so, and was shocked to hear a well-marked mitral regurgitant murmur.
"The Stark Munro Letters" by J. Stark Munro
The nurse said that when the child sucked some milk regurgitated through the supernumerary mouth.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
When they regurgitate the thing they hear!
"Seven Men" by Max Beerbohm
All the sensations induced by lapping water and regurgitating waves took material shape and surrounded him.
"For the Term of His Natural Life" by Marcus Clarke
It was a regurgitation of the old tide of somber horror which had submerged her after the murder of her mother.
"The U.P. Trail" by Zane Grey
Since that epoch, the passage of solid food has been either painful or difficult, and often followed by regurgitation.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 643, April 28, 1888" by Various
We swallow and regurgitate over and over again our dissatisfaction, and are aptly said to chew the cud of bitterness.
"Explanation of Catholic Morals" by John H. Stapleton
They called this "unswallowing it," although they should have said "regurgitating.
"Among the Farmyard People" by Clara Dillingham Pierson
As a rule we have no regurgitation and no sour babies on the three-hour schedule.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
But he invariably preceded these with regurgitation, lavage, and neutralizing agent.
"The Status Civilization" by Robert Sheckley
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In news:

In a world of politicians who memorize sound bites and regurgitate them like robots, Joe Biden is different.
The spectacles we persist in dignifying as presidential "debates" -- two-minute regurgitations of rehearsed responses -- often subtract from the nation's understanding.
WASHINGTON — The spectacles we persist in dignifying as presidential "debates" — two-minute regurgitations of rehearsed responses — often subtract from the nation's understanding.
He complained of intermittent regurgitation of the mass and associated dyspnea.
As a writer, I am loathe to rehash, regurgitate, dregde up, however you want to call it, old material for new columns.
The piece is mostly regurgitated military talking points, but there's a startling statistic near the end.
The Sandusky Regurgitator has obtained a confidential plan concocted by well meaning people to improve the image of the city of Sandusky.
Nearly 50 percent of patients with severe mitral heart regurgitation are denied open-heart surgery because of risk, but transcatheter mitral valve implantation.
Their mates feed them at the nest by regurgitation.
He regurgitates after a win.
Just spewing or regurgitating garbage and insults says more about the insulter than the candidate being insulted.
Owls, like this one seen at an animal pet fair in Stuttgart, Germany, swallow their prey whole and then regurgitate what they can't digest.
You regurgitate Pew 's claim that Oregon spends a larger percentage of its general fund on corrections than any other state.
A March 20 letter writer regurgitates Democrat talking points in an attempt to alienate voters against Republicans, big business and corporations (he deems "the wealthy").
Upon first whiff, former NPR reporter Miranda Kennedy's memoir, Sideways on a Scooter : Life and Love in India (Random House, 352 pages, $26), reeks of Eat, Pray, Love regurgitated.
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