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vom•i•to•ry  (vomi tôr′ē, -tōr′ē),USA pronunciation adj., n., pl.  -ries. 
adj. 
  1. inducing vomiting;
    emetic.
  2. of or pertaining to vomiting.

n. 
  1. Drugsan emetic.
  2. an opening through which something is ejected or discharged.
  3. Also called  vomitorium. an opening, as in a stadium or theater, permitting large numbers of people to enter or leave.
  • Latin vomitōrius, equivalent. to vomi-, variant stem of vomere to vomit + -tōrius -tory1
  • 1595–1605


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vomitory /ˈvɒmɪtərɪ -trɪ/ adj
  1. Also called: vomitive /ˈvɒmɪtɪv/ causing vomiting; emetic
n ( pl -ries)
  1. Also called: vomitive a vomitory agent
  2. Also called: vomitorium /ˌvɒmɪˈtɔːrɪəm/ a passageway in an ancient Roman amphitheatre that connects an outside entrance to a tier of seats



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