gurgitation late 14c., from L.L. gurgulationem (nom. gurgulatio), noun of action from pp. stem of gurgitare "to engulf," from gurges (see GURGES (Cf. gurges)).

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  • gurgitation — [gʉr΄jə tā′shən] n. [< pp. LL gurgitare, to flood < L gurges, whirlpool: see GORGE] Now Rare a whirling or surging, as of liquid …   English World dictionary

  • gurgitation — /gerr ji tay sheuhn/, n. a surging rise and fall; ebullient motion, as of water. [1535 45; < L gurgitat(us) (ptp. of gurgitare to engulf, deriv. of gurgit , s. of gurges whirlpool; see ATE1) + ION] * * * …   Universalium

  • gurgitation — gur·gi·ta·tion || ‚gÉœrdʒɪ teɪʃn / ‚gɜːd n. swirling movement of liquid moving rapidly; rise and fall like waves; bubbling up or surging motion (as of water) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gurgitation — gur·gi·ta·tion …   English syllables

  • gurgitation — /gɜdʒəˈteɪʃən/ (say gerjuh tayshuhn) noun surging rise and fall; ebullient motion, as of water. {Late Latin gurgitātus, past participle, engulfed + ion} …   Australian English dictionary

  • gurgitation — ˌgərjəˈtāshən noun ( s) Etymology: Late Latin gurgitatus (past participle of gurgitare to engulf, from Latin gurgit , gurges whirlpool) + English ion : a boiling or surging of a liquid : usuallyviolent ebullition …   Useful english dictionary

  • Regurgitation — Re*gur gi*ta tion ( t? sh?n), n. [Cf. F. r[ e]gurgitation.] 1. The act of flowing or pouring back by the orifice of entrance; specifically (Med.), the reversal of the natural direction in which the current or contents flow through a tube or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • in — in·earth; in·ebri·a·tion; in·ebri·ety; in·ebri·ous; in·edible; in·ed·i·ta; in·edited; in·educabilia; in·educability; in·educable; in·education; in·ef·fa·bil·i·ty; in·ef·face·abil·i·ty; in·effaceable; in·effectuality; in·efficacious;… …   English syllables

  • ingurgitation — in·gurgitation …   English syllables

  • gurgitate —   v.i. bubble.    ♦ gurgitation, n. ebullition …   Dictionary of difficult words

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