Metic vs Emetic - What's the difference?

metic | emetic |


As nouns the difference between metic and emetic

is that metic is in ancient greece, a resident alien who did not have citizen rights and who paid a tax for the right to live there while emetic is an agent that induces vomiting.

As an adjective emetic is

(medicine) causing nausea and vomiting.

metic

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • In ancient Greece, a resident alien who did not have citizen rights and who paid a tax for the right to live there.
  • emetic

    English

    Alternative forms

    * emetick (obsolete)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (medicine) causing nausea and vomiting
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • an agent that induces vomiting
  • Synonyms

    * (an agent that induces vomiting) vomitive, vomitory