emetic








adjective

  1. causing vomiting, as a medicinal substance.

noun

  1. an emetic medicine or agent.

adjective

  1. causing vomiting

noun

  1. 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.)).

n.

  1. An agent that causes vomiting.

adj.

  1. Causing vomiting.

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