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Definition 1: an involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting - [noun denoting act]

Samples where retch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a bad case of the heaves

Synonyms for retch in the sense of this definition

(retch is a kind of ...) (pathology) sudden constriction of a hollow organ (as a blood vessel)

Definition 2: eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth - [verb of body]

Samples where retch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • After drinking too much, the students vomited
  • He purged continuously
  • The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night

Synonyms for retch in the sense of this definition

(retch is a kind of ...) eliminate from the body

"Pass a kidney stone"

Definition 3: make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit - [verb of body]

Synonyms for retch in the sense of this definition

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