[ US /ɪˈmɛtɪk/ ]
[ UK /ɪmˈɛtɪk/ ]
  1. a medicine that induces nausea and vomiting
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How To Use emetic In A Sentence

  • He prefers to purge children of demons by making them take laxatives and emetics.
  • While the Dvorksy essay on "curing" fundamentalism that Stephen links to is well-intentioned George says of the fundamentalists that he wants to "return to them free will, rationality and self-respect" in order to help give their lives "meaning and purpose", I tend to share Stephen's concerns about this kind of memetic engineering. The Speculist: The Danger of "Memetic Engineering"
  • Dr.B. is of the opinion that it owes its value to three qualities combined: an acrid, an emetic, and a deobstruent property -- the latter acting on the glandular system. Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and Agricultural. Being also a Medical Botany of the Confederate States; with Practical Information on the Useful Properties of the Trees, Plants, and Shrubs
  • Sometimes as a social historian one sees currents that recur time and time again in the memetic ocean of man's consciousness, and we wonder what drives them.
  • According to memetics, language itself is a meme and spreads as the carrier of other memes.
  • Moving to consider a world of different communities, we might think of a liberal society as the memetic equivalent of a bioweapon, or alternatively, as a kind of complex organism with a two stage reproduction cycle. Liberalism as Immune System & Bioweapon
  • They are half finished building a beautiful monastery enclosure and they live a truly monastic-eremetic life. Archive 2006-06-04
  • Wounds were cleaned, broken bones were set, and medicinal emetics were administered.
  • It is worth noting that there haven't yet been many studies to test the safety of anti-emetics in pregnancy, and it is generally best to avoid taking medicines during pregnancy.
  • All patients were monitored for the occurrence of emetic symptoms and possible side effects on three occasions within the first 24 hours after their emergence from general anesthesia.
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