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vŏmo, ŭi, ĭtum, 3, v. n. and a. [Sanscr. vām-ami, vomit; Gr. ἐμέω; root fεμ].

I. Neutr., to puke, spew, throw up, vomit (a common method among the Romans of renewing the appetite).

A. Lit.: cum vomere post cenam te velle dixisses, Cic. Dejot. 7, 21; id. Phil. 2, 25, 63; Cels. 1, 3; Suet. Vit. 13; id. Claud. 21: in mensam, Cic. Fin. 2, 8, 23.—With a homogeneous object: vomitum, Plaut. Rud. 2, 6, 27.—Impers. pass.: ab horā tertiā bibebatur, ludebatur, vomebatur, Cic. Phil. 2, 41, 104.—

B. Transf., in gen., to pour forth, empty: quā largius vomit (Padus), discharges itself into the sea, Plin. 3, 16, 20, 119.—

II. Act., to throw up or discharge by vomiting; to vomit up or forth (cf.: eructo, nauseo).

A. Lit.: sanguinem, Plin. 26, 13, 84, 136: paene intestina sua, Petr. 66.—

B. Transf., in gen., to vomit forth, i. e. to throw or pour out in abundance; to emit, discharge (poet.): (Charybdis) vomit fluctus totidem totidemque resorbet, Ov. H. 12, 125: undam, Verg. G. 2, 462: fumum, id. A. 5, 682: geminas flammas, id. ib. 8, 681: mel (apes), Petr. 56: vitam, to breathe out, Lucr. 6, 828; so, animam, Verg. A. 9, 349: argentum, to give up, Plaut. Curc. 5, 3, 10: armataeque vomunt stridentia tela fenestrae, Stat. Th. 10, 536: pinguem nebulam vomuere lucernae, Pers. 5, 181.