emeticnoun [ C ]uk /iˈmet.ɪk/ us /iˈmet̬.ɪk/ specialized
adjective uk us
Examples from literature
- A strong emetic was given, which brought up a vast quantity of undigested food.
- Many emetics were given to him: but two hours passed before they operated.
- Some of the agents of this class, termed irritant emetics, produce vomiting by a local action on the stomach, and do not affect this organ when introduced elsewhere.
- The emetic she took at about nine o'clock had little effect.
- There is a combination of banana and the leather smell of a valise containing food, that is to many people an immediate emetic.