- causing vomiting, as a medicinal substance.
- an emetic medicine or agent.
- causing vomiting
- an emetic agent or drug
1650s (n.), 1660s (adj.), from French émétique (16c.), from Latin emeticus, from Greek emetikos “causing vomiting,” from emesis “vomiting,” from emein “to vomit,” from PIE *weme- “to spit, vomit” (see vomit (v.)).
- An agent that causes vomiting.
- Causing vomiting.