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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Emetic  \E*met"ic\,  a.  [L.  emeticus  Gr  ?,  fr  ?  to  vomit,  akin 
  to  L.  vomere:  cf  F.  ['e]m['e]tique.  See  {Vomit}.]  (Med.) 
  Inducing  to  vomit;  exciting  the  stomach  to  discharge  its 
  contents  by  the  mouth.  --  n.  A  medicine  which  causes 
  vomiting. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  emetic 
  n  :  a  medicine  that  induces  nausea  and  vomiting  [syn:  {vomit},  {vomitive}, 
  {nauseant}] 




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