stomachic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj stomachic relating to or involving the stomach "gastric ulcer"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A cow has four compartments in its stomach
    • n Stomachic (Med) A medicine that strengthens the stomach and excites its action.
    • Stomachic Of or pertaining to the stomach; as, stomachic vessels.
    • Stomachic Strengthening to the stomach; exciting the action of the stomach; stomachal; cordial.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The food that is digested in your stomach is called "chyme."
    • stomachic Of or pertaining to the stomach. Stomachal; gastric: as, stomachic vessels or nerves.
    • n stomachic A medicine which sharpens the appetite, and is supposed to stimulate digestion, as the bitter tonics; a stomachal.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It takes about three hours for food to be broken down in the human stomach
    • Stomachic a medicine for the stomach
    • adjs Stomachic pertaining to the stomach: strengthening or promoting the action of the stomach
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Quotations

  • St. Jerome
    St. Jerome
    “A fat stomach never breeds fine thoughts.”
  • St. Jerome
    St. Jerome
    “When the stomach is full, it is easy to talk of fasting.”
  • Euripides
    Euripides
    “When a man's stomach is full it makes no difference whether he is rich or poor.”
  • Saadi
    Saadi
    “He who is a slave to his stomach seldom worships God.”
  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “A hungry stomach has no ears.”
  • Boris Pasternak
    Boris Pasternak
    “That's metaphysics, my dear fellow. It's forbidden me by my doctor, my stomach won't take it.”

Idioms

Butterflies in your stomach - The nervous feeling before something important or stressful is known as butterflies in your stomach.
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Cast iron stomach - A person with a cast iron stomach can eat or drink anything without any ill effects.
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Eyes are bigger than one's stomach - If someone's eyes are bigger than their stomach, they are greedy and take on more than they can consume or manage.
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Your belly button is bigger than your stomach - If your belly button is bigger than your stomach, you take on more responsibilities than you can handle.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. stomachicus, Gr. : cf. F. stomachique,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. estomac—L. stomachus—Gr. stomachos, the throat, stomach—stoma, a mouth.

Usage

In literature:

Andy knew that the fellow had no more stomach for a fight.
"Way of the Lawless" by Max Brand
Beer drinking has a tendency to irritate the stomach and to that extent affects the private organs.
"Searchlights on Health" by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols
Red oak bark tea was give to chillun for stomach mis'ries.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves: Volume IV, Georgia Narratives, Part 1" by Work Projects Administration
They had had to take a thrashing, but that was no reason why a man should not fill his stomach.
"The Downfall" by Emile Zola
If the stomach is not too weak, a tablespoonful of cream may be used to cool it.
"The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)" by Mrs. F.L. Gillette
Subsequently, his liver became enlarged and had abcesses on it, and his stomach would not retain much nutriment.
"Brave Men and Women" by O.E. Fuller
You must not show your stomach-ache!
"The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912" by Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone
He took such a quantity of arsenic that his stomach rejected it.
"France in the Nineteenth Century" by Elizabeth Latimer
In this way you are like the birds, for you have a stomach which takes care of the food you eat.
"Confidences" by Edith B. Lowry
Vandover was horribly sick at his stomach.
"Vandover and the Brute" by Frank Norris
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In poetry:

Within the red cow's stomach here,
Your son is swallowed up :
The which into her fearful heart,
Most careful dolours put.
"The Life And Death Of Tom Thumb" by Anonymous British
And truly as the steam, and smoke,
And flames of brimstone smell,
To blind the eyes, and stomach choke,
So are the pangs of hell.
"Of Hell And The Estate of Those Who Perish" by John Bunyan
But she would weep to see today
how on his skin the swart flies move;
the dust upon the paper eye
and the burst stomach like a cave.
"Vergissmeinnicht (Forget-me-not)" by Keith Douglas
Whene'er thy stomach meat requires
Thou to the pantry wilt repair, —
But when thy soul its food desires,
Thou for its cravings dost not care.
"Advice To Hear, And To Read, The Word Of God" by Rees Prichard
The son of Philip, term'd the Great,
No sauce did with his victuals eat,
But what he in his stomach brought,
When he had stoutly march'd, or fought.
"Advice Concerning Eating And Drinking" by Rees Prichard
Den wake us up right away toute suite
Lookin' for somet'ing more to eat,
Makin' me t'ink of dem long again,
I wonder your stomach don't get no pain,
Leetle Bateese!
"Little Bateese" by William Henry Drummond

In news:

Armies don't march on empty stomachs.
The 42-year-old mom of twins showed off her super toned stomach in a metallic Herve Leger by Max Azria bandage dress.
Beached whale's stomach found to be full of fresh trash.
Beached whale's stomach found to be full of fresh trash.
My husband was craving Tex-Mex one night, but I was in no mood to wrap individual enchiladas to fill his bottom-less pit of a stomach.
4-Pound Hairball Removed From Girl's Stomach.
A girl in India had a four pound hairball removed from her stomach by doctors in Indore, a city in western India.
America's president has no passion for this war, and the American people have no stomach for it.
It's common knowledge that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach.
Olympics highlight England's iron stomach for nonsense, ineptitude .
1 Tip to Lose Stomach Fat.
What's Going Around: Strep throat , colds, stomach illnesses.
Forget about 64-ounce stomach-busting sodas at KFC.
Lee Fisher, a Clevelander and fan of the core city's charms, the call from Sandy Cutler was a stomach churner.
I am sick to my stomach watching such a video and pledge.
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In science:

She starts to drink milk and eat some fruit and cereal, when her Memex vibrates with a reminder message saying that the last time she ate fruit on the day of a training session, her stomach felt sick and she couldn’t run beyond 1.5 miles.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
Figure 9: The frog, the baby and the stomach (dynamical view, best evolved shapes, target contour superimposed).
Epigenetic Tracking, a Method to Generate Arbitrary Shapes By Using Evolutionary-Developmental Techniques
In the lower part the development sequence of the stomach.
Epigenetic Tracking, a Method to Generate Arbitrary Shapes By Using Evolutionary-Developmental Techniques
Figures 7-11 show the results of experiments conducted with nine black-and-white targets (the horse, the couple, the hand, the dolphin, the map of Britain, the foot, the frog, the baby, the stomach) and two experiments conducted with colour targets (the french flag and the head).
Epigenetic Tracking, a Method to Generate Arbitrary Shapes By Using Evolutionary-Developmental Techniques
Fukuda Y, Bamba H, Okui M. et al. Helicobacter pylori infection increases mucosal permeability of the stomach and intestine.
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process
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