Monday, April 6, 2015

E is for Emesis

Everyone gather to learn another excellent vocabulary word!

Today's word is: EMESIS

Emesis is defined as the action or process of vomiting.

Reasons to know this word:
-If you spent the entire night puking, you can say that you suffered from acute emesis.  It'll make you sound smart and distract from the gross nature of your nightly activities.
-Apparently this word is most frequently seen in the medical field.  So if you're interested in that line of work, this word is for you!
-Come on.  Be honest.  You want to know every word that describes something gross.  It's human nature.


  1. You are totally right about me wanting to know every word for something gross. I used to look up synonyms of dirty words when I first got a dictionary on my computer (back in the days before Wikipedia).

  2. Emesis sounds so much better than puke or vomit. I still don't want to do it though. =P

    ~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    Member of C. Lee's Muffin Commando Squad
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

  3. I agree with you. I have a morbid fascination for all sorts of weirdness.

  4. My middle school students are going to LOVE this word!!!