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Inducing vomiting; vomitive.
n. pl. vom·i·to·ries
1. Something that induces vomiting.
2. An aperture through which matter is discharged.
3. See vomitorium.

[Latin vomitōrius, from Latin vomitāre, frequentative of vomere, to spew, vomit; see wemə- in Indo-European roots. Noun, sense 3, from Latin Latin vomitōrium, entrance to an amphitheater; see vomitorium.]
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(ˈvɒmɪtərɪ; -trɪ)
(Medicine) Also called: vomitive causing vomiting; emetic
n, pl -ries
1. (Pharmacology) a vomitory agent
2. (Medicine) rare a container for receiving vomitus
3. (Architecture) Also called: vomitorium a passageway in an ancient Roman amphitheatre that connects an outside entrance to a tier of seats
4. an opening through which matter is ejected
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(ˈvɒm ɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

adj., n., pl. -ries. adj.
1. inducing vomiting; emetic.
2. of or pertaining to vomiting.
3. an opening through which something is ejected or discharged.
4. an opening, as in an ancient Roman theater or stadium, permitting large numbers of people to enter or leave.
[1595–1605; < Latin vomitōrius=vomi-, variant s. of vomere to vomit + -tōrius -tory1]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vomitory - an entrance to an amphitheater or stadium
coliseum, amphitheater, amphitheatre - an oval large stadium with tiers of seats; an arena in which contests and spectacles are held
entrance, entranceway, entryway, entree, entry - something that provides access (to get in or get out); "they waited at the entrance to the garden"; "beggars waited just outside the entryway to the cathedral"
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