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Meaning of EMETIC

Pronunciation:  u'metik

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a medicine that induces nausea and vomiting

EMETIC is a 6 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: nauseant, vomit, vomitive
 See Also: curative, cure, dry mustard, ipecac, powdered mustard, remedy



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\E*met"ic\, a. [L. emeticus, Gr. ?, fr. ? to vomit, akin
to L. vomere: cf. F. ['e]m['e]tique. See {Vomit}.] (Med.)
Inducing to vomit; exciting the stomach to discharge its
contents by the mouth. -- n. A medicine which causes

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