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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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(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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vom•i•to•ry(ˈvɒm ɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)
adj., n., pl. -ries. adj.
1. inducing vomiting; emetic.
2. of or pertaining to vomiting.n.
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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|Noun||1.||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
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