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emetic

 [e-met´ik]
1. causing vomiting.
2. an agent that does this; examples are a strong solution of salt, mustard water, powdered ipecac, and ipecac syrup. Emetics should not be used when lye or other strong alkalis or acids have been swallowed, since vomiting may rupture the already weakened walls of the esophagus. Examples of such acids and alkalis are sodium hydroxide (caustic soda), potassium hydroxide (caustic potash), and carbolic acid. Emetics should also be avoided when kerosene, gasoline, nail polish remover, or lacquer thinner has been swallowed, since vomiting of these substances may draw them into the lungs.

vomitory

/vom·i·to·ry/ (vom´i-tor″e) emetic.

vomitory

(vŏm′ĭ-tôr′ē)
adj.
Inducing vomiting; vomitive.
n. pl. vomito·ries
1. Something that induces vomiting.
2. An aperture through which matter is discharged.
3. See vomitorium.

vomitory

an emetic.
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Portia and Nerissa entered from the stage right vomitorium, as from among us who had witnessed the court scene.
Othello whistled from the vomitorium stage right, and she hurried down the stairs and across the black stripe towards her black lover; they embraced, then exited laughing.
Petruchio entered from the stage left vomitorium, ahead of and indifferent to Katharina in her mud-splattered wedding gown.
Besides, it would be a tragedy if you followed these guidelines and we were denied the sight of chequered lard monkeys waddling down our streets weighed down with camcorders, asking directions to the nearest vomitorium (or whichever burger joint Chad from Palookaville recommended).
Where are those Greco-Roman vomitoriums when you need them?
We already have a plethora of inner city vomitoriums, (vomitoria?
The only problems are the vomitoriums the two that come up.
A season ticket system was also introduced as was on-site greed, gorging and debauchery for the hobnobs complete with vomitoriums - an area specifically designed for throwing- up in - for those who overdid it; a sort of fore-runner to the modern day corporate hospitality package.
ONE of the biggest myths about ancient Rome is the Colosseum used to have rooms called vomitoriums, where punters puked between courses.