What does the word emetic mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Tending to produce vomiting.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A medicine used to produce vomiting.

Usage examples for emetic

  1. Emptied his infirm old inside with an emetic- and there he was on his legs again. – Blind Love by Wilkie Collins
  2. Instantly the young shot out of the cavity that held them, as if the tree had taken an emetic, and came softly down to the water beside their mother. – Ways of Nature by John Burroughs
  3. Follow it with repeated draughts of warm water, and in half an hour, you will have gone through all the stages of a thorough emetic, without having been weakened by it. – Soil Culture by J. H. Walden