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3 definitions found
 for regurgitation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Regurgitation \Re*gur`gi*ta"tion\ (-t?"sh?n), n. [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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The act of swallowing again; reabsorption.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  regurgitation
      n 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]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  52 Moby Thesaurus words for "regurgitation":
     Charybdis, Maelstrom, back stream, backflow, backwash, backwater,
     barf, countercurrent, counterflow, counterflux, disgorgement,
     doubling, duplication, echo, eddy, egesta, egestion, gagging, gulf,
     gurge, heaves, heaving, imitation, maelstrom, nausea, plagiarism,
     puke, quotation, reappearance, rebirth, recurrence, redoubling,
     reduplication, reecho, refluence, reflux, reincarnation, renewal,
     reoccurrence, repetition, reproduction, resumption, return, spew,
     swirl, twirl, vomit, vomiting, vomition, vortex, whirl,
     whirlpool
  
  

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