WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
vom•i•to•ry  (vomi tôr′ē, -tōr′ē), 
adj., n., pl. -ries.

adj. 
  • inducing vomiting;
    emetic.
  • of or pertaining to vomiting.

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


    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    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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