emetic

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e·met·ic

 (ĭ-mĕt′ĭk)
adj.
Causing vomiting.
n.
An agent that causes vomiting.

[Late Latin emeticos, from Greek emetikos, from emetos, vomiting, from emein, to vomit; see wemə- in Indo-European roots.]

e·met′i·cal·ly adv.

emetic

(ɪˈmɛtɪk)
adj
(Medicine) causing vomiting
n
(Medicine) an emetic agent or drug
[C17: from Late Latin ēmeticus, from Greek emetikos, from emein to vomit]
eˈmetically adv

e•met•ic

(ɪˈmɛt ɪk)

adj.
1. causing vomiting, as a medicinal substance.
n.
2. an emetic medicine or agent.
[1650–60; < Latin emeticus < Greek emetikós, derivative of émetos vomiting]
e•met′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.emetic - a medicine that induces nausea and vomiting
ipecac - a medicinal drug used to evoke vomiting (especially in cases of drug overdose or poisoning)
dry mustard, powdered mustard - a substance such that one to three tablespoons dissolved in a glass of warm water is a homemade emetic
curative, cure, therapeutic, remedy - a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain
Translations

emetic

[ɪˈmetɪk]
A. ADJemético, vomitivo
B. Nemético m, vomitivo m

emetic

[ɪˈmɛtɪk] nvomitif m, émétique m

emetic

nBrechmittel nt, → Emetikum nt (spec)
adjBrechreiz erregend, emetisch (spec)

emetic

[ɪˈmɛtɪk] nemetico

e·met·ic

a. emético-a, que estimula el vómito.

emetic

adj emético; n vomitivo, emético
References in classic literature ?
That book on his table was a work on poisons; and was put down open at the place where it stated that a certain Indian poison, though deadly and difficult to trace, was particularly easily reversible by the use of the commonest emetics.
And remembered that there were emetics in the cruet-stand," said Father Brown.
Pretty near," said Brown, with the shadow of a smile; for the emetic had very suddenly taken effect.
But sometimes he is like the old juggling fellow, formerly a patient of mine in Ceylon, that making believe swallow jack-knives, once upon a time let one drop into him in good earnest, and there it stayed for a twelvemonth or more; when I gave him an emetic, and he heaved it up in small tacks, d'ye see.
The stratagem was good while it was unsuspected, but after that the marauders simply gave the sagacious United States mail an emetic and sat down to wait.
I mean this: When a carpenter is ill he asks the physician for a rough and ready cure; an emetic or a purge or a cautery or the knife,-- these are his remedies.
The fruit and leaves of wild cucurbits have been used in Indian and Chinese medicine for thousands of years, as emetics and purgatives and to treat liver disease.
She said some dogs could be saved if vets were allowed to import emetics that would induce a dog to throw up any poison consumed, but the government has not approved any emetics for importation.