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v. spewed, spew·ing, spews
1. To send out or force out in large amounts: a volcano that spewed molten lava; spewed invective at his opponent.
2. To vomit or otherwise cast out (matter) through the mouth.
1. To flow or gush forth: Water was spewing from the hydrant.
2. To vomit.
Something spewed.

[Middle English spewen, from Old English spīwan.]

spew′er n.
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Noun1.spewer - a person who vomitsspewer - a person who vomits      
diseased person, sick person, sufferer - a person suffering from an illness
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