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Definition of «Emetic»

Emetic: Something that causes emesis, that makes you want to vomit. For example, ipecac is an emetic.

From the Greek emein (to vomit), from the Indo-European root wem- (to vomit), the source of the words such as wamble (to feel nauseated) and vomit.

See also: Antiemetic.

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