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Forceful attempts at vomiting without bringing up the contents of the stomach; retching.
[vomit + (mict)urition.]
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(Physiology) the act of retching
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repeated but unsuccessful attempts to vomit; retching or slight vomiting.See also: Bodily Functions
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