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Vomitive   Listen
adjective
Vomitive  adj.  Causing the ejection of matter from the stomach; emetic.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Vomitive" Quotes from Famous Books



... the Greek [Greek: ikos], (q. d. [Greek: ischus]) both implying power, has well observed that there is a general correspondence of meaning between these two classes of adjectives—both being of "a potential active signification; as purgative, vomitive, operative, &c.; cathartic, emetic, energetic, &c."—Diversions of Purley, Vol. ii, p. 445. I have before observed, that Tooke spelled all this latter class of words without the final k; but he left it to Dr. Webster to suggest ...
— The Grammar of English Grammars • Goold Brown



Words linked to "Vomitive" :   nauseant, ipecac, dry mustard, curative, remedy, cure, powdered mustard, emetic, therapeutic



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