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regurgitation (n.)

c. 1600, "act of pouring or rushing back," chiefly medical (of blood, digestive fluid, etc.), from Medieval Latin regurgitationem (nominative regurgitatio), noun of action from past-participle stem of regurgitare "to overflow," from re- "back" (see re-) + Late Latin gurgitare "engulf, flood" (found in Latin ingurgitare "to pour in"), from gurges "whirlpool, gorge, abyss" (see gurges).

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regurgitate (v.)

1640s (intransitive), of fluids, "to surge or rush back, be poured back," a back formation from regurgitation, or else from Medieval Latin regurgitatus, past participle of regurgitare. Transitive sense of "to vomit, cast out from the stomach" is attested by 1753. Related: Regurgitated; regurgitating.

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