regurgitate | regurgitation

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Meaning(s)

bring something back up from within

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regurgitate - spew

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The word ‘regurgitate’ can be used both literally and figuratively. In a literal sense, it is a formal way of expressing somebody bringing back up food they have already swallowed. In other words, vomiting. Figuratively, it is used to describe repeating ideas or facts you have seen or read without properly understanding them.

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Synonyms disgorge,purge
Antonyms eradicate,abrogate,countermand

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  1. Something I ate at that restaurant has really not agreed with me. I feel as though I may regurgitate my food at any minute.

  2. The teacher believes that learning should be about analysis and comprehension, not just the regurgitation of facts.

  3. Tom doesn’t seem to have any original points to make in discussions. He just regurgitates things he’s seen or heard on the news.

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