a.1.Inducing to vomit; producing vomiting; emetic.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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During their wonderful duet, Jane helps Bunthorne imagine telling Grosvenor off: To doubt my inspiration was regarded as heretical-- Until you cut me out with your placidity emetical. (p.
Gilbert's brilliant stroke of rhyming "heretical" with "emetical" is more than incidental sonic wit, for Bunthorne's aesthetic poetry offers emesis as a metaphor for poetic expression in general.