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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Medieval Latin
Origin: , past participle of regurgitare, from Latin gurges 'whirlpool'


re‧gur‧gi‧tate [transitive] formal
1HBMI to bring food that you have already swallowed, back into your mouth [↪ vomit]:
Some birds and animals regurgitate food to feed their young.
2 to repeat facts, ideas etc that you have read or heard without thinking about them yourself - used to show disapproval:
She tries to get students to think critically, not just regurgitate facts.
regurgitation noun [uncountable]

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