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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Regurgitation \Re*gur`gi*ta"tion\ (-t?"sh?n), n. [Cf. F.
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) :
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,
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