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regurgitation

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Regurgitation \Re*gur'gi*ta"tion\ (-t?"sh?n), noun [Cf. F. r['e]gurgitation.]

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. --Quain.

2. The act of swallowing again; reabsorption.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

regurgitation

noun

1: backflow of blood through a defective heart valve

2: recall after rote memorization; "he complained that school was just memorization and regurgitation"

3: the reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth [syn: {vomit}, {vomiting}, {emesis}, {regurgitation}, {disgorgement}, {puking}]


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