Definition of regurgitate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    regurgitate

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈɡɜːdʒɪteɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡɜːrdʒɪteɪt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they regurgitate
    BrE BrE//ˈɡɜːdʒɪteɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡɜːrdʒɪteɪt//
     
    he / she / it regurgitates
    BrE BrE//rɪˈɡɜːdʒɪteɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈɡɜːrdʒɪteɪts//
     
    past simple regurgitated
    BrE BrE//rɪˈɡɜːdʒɪteɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈɡɜːrdʒɪteɪtɪd//
     
    past participle regurgitated
    BrE BrE//rɪˈɡɜːdʒɪteɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈɡɜːrdʒɪteɪtɪd//
     
    -ing form regurgitating
    BrE BrE//rɪˈɡɜːdʒɪteɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈɡɜːrdʒɪteɪtɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1regurgitate something (formal) to bring food that has been swallowed back up into the mouth again The bird regurgitates half-digested fish to feed its young.
  2. 2regurgitate something (disapproving) to repeat something you have heard or read without really thinking about it or understanding it
  3. Word Origin late 16th cent.: from medieval Latin regurgitat-, from the verb regurgitare, from Latin re- ‘again, back’ + gurges, gurgit- ‘whirlpool’.
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