Retching
Retch Retch (r[e^]ch or r[=e]ch; 277), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Retched} (r[e^]cht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Retching}.] [AS. hr[ae]can to clear the throat, hawk, fr. hraca throat; akin to G. rachen, and perhaps to E. rack neck.] To make an effort to vomit; to strain, as in vomiting. [Written also {reach}.] [1913 Webster]

Beloved Julia, hear me still beseeching! (Here he grew inarticulate with retching.) --Byron. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Retching — is a process in the human body where gastric (and sometimes duodenal) contents are forced into the esophagus but do not enter the pharynx. Retching usually precedes vomiting, when the upper esophageal sphincter remains closed. If the upper… …   Wikipedia

  • retching — Gastric and esophageal movements of vomiting without expulsion of vomitus. SYN: dry vomiting, vomiturition. * * * n. repeated unavailing attempts to vomit. * * * retch·ing (rechґing) a strong involuntary effort to vomit …   Medical dictionary

  • retching — retʃ v. try to vomit, make an unsuccessful effort to heave; vomit, heave …   English contemporary dictionary

  • retching — n. repeated unavailing attempts to vomit …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • retching — n vomiting, nausea, reaching, gagging FORMAL vomiturition COLLOQ. puking, spewing …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Позывы К Рвоте (Retching) — рвотные движения, не приводящие к рвоте. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • dry heaves — retching …   Medical dictionary

  • dry vomiting — retching …   Medical dictionary

  • ПОЗЫВЫ К РВОТЕ — (retching) рвотные движения, не приводящие к рвоте …   Толковый словарь по медицине

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