Definition of emesis in English:


Pronunciation /ˈeməsəs/ /ˈɛməsəs/


  • The action or process of vomiting.

    ‘the drug allows you to control emesis’
    • ‘Surveys of oncologists' choices of treatment for emesis caused by chemotherapy came to divergent results.’
    • ‘On the day of admission, he had developed nausea and vomiting with emesis of clear to blood-tinged fluid.’
    • ‘Coffee-ground emesis, usually from hemorrhagic gastritis, occurs in about 25 percent of vomiting patients.’
    • ‘In surgical settings at high risk for emesis, a prophylactic perioperative antiemetic is useful.’
    • ‘Therefore, in the case of acute overdose, gastric lavage or induced emesis should be utilized to remove unabsorbed lithium.’
    • ‘She developed bilious emesis and bilious aspirates were subsequently returned from her nasogastric tube.’
    • ‘Symptoms include the acute onset of vertigo, sensorineural hearing loss, tinnitus, nausea and emesis.’
    • ‘Immediately after birth the patient developed bilious emesis.’
    • ‘If a migraine develops, the dive should be terminated because of the potential for nausea, emesis and alteration of consciousness.’
    • ‘A wide variety of medications are used to treat vertigo and the frequently concurrent nausea and emesis.’


Late 19th century from Greek, from emein ‘to vomit’.



/ˈeməsəs/ /ˈɛməsəs/