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Definition of Regurgitation

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process of drawing back cud from the stomach into the mouth (in ruminant animals); act of vomiting, act of throwing up
Regurgitation Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
the reversal of the natural direction in which the current or contents flow through a tube or cavity of the body.
  
(n.)
The act of swallowing again; reabsorption.
  
(n.)
The act of flowing or pouring back by the orifice of entrance
  
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regurgitation
\re*gur`gi*ta"tion\ (-t?"sh?n), n. [cf. f. régurgitation.]
1. the act of flowing or pouring back by the orifice of entrance; specifically (med.), the reversal of the natural direction in which the current or contents flow through a tube or cavity of the body.
2. the act of swallowing again; reabsorption.
regurgitation
n
1. backflow of blood through a defective heart valve
2. the reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth [syn: vomit, vomiting, emesis, disgorgement, puking]



WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. backflow of blood through a defective heart valve
(hypernym) backflow, backflowing
(derivation) regurgitate
2. recall after rote memorization; "he complained that school was just memorization and regurgitation"
(hypernym) recall, recollection, reminiscence
(derivation) regurgitate, reproduce
3. the reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth
(synonym) vomit, vomiting, emesis, disgorgement, puking
(hypernym) reflex, instinctive reflex, innate reflex, inborn reflex, unconditioned reflex, physiological reaction
(hyponym) rumination
(derivation) vomit, vomit up, purge, cast, sick, cat, be sick, disgorge, regorge, retch, puke, barf, spew, spue, chuck, upchuck, honk, regurgitate, throw up
Regurgitation Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Regurgitation or regurgitate can refer to:
  • Regurgitation (digestion)
  • Vomiting
  • Regurgitation (circulation)
  • Regurgitate (band), a goregrind band

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Regurgitation Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
A backward flowing. For example, of food. Or the sloshing of blood back into the heart (or between chambers of the heart) when a heart valve is incompetant and does not close effectively.
Sloshing of blood back down from the aorta into the left ventricle due to incompetancy of the aortic valve.
Hepatitis Central (TM) Liver Disease Medical Glossary
Backward flow of gastric juice, gas, or small amounts of food from the stomach to the mouth
NIDDK Digestive Diseases Dictionary
(ree-GUR-juh-TAY-shun)
See Reflux.
By NDDIC, a service of the NIDDK,NIH