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broken wind

[wind] /wɪnd/
noun, Veterinary Pathology.
heaves (def 19).
Origin of broken wind
First recorded in 1745-55
Related forms
broken-winded, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • This is a frequent cause of disease, and especially of broken wind.

    Domestic Animals Richard L. Allen
  • It accompanies chronic roaring, chronic bronchitis, broken wind; it may succeed influenza.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture
  • Persons of stalwart limb commonly underestimate a distance, whereas those of broken wind and stride stretch it greater than it is.

    Chimney-Pot Papers Charles S. Brooks
  • The cheers died on our lips, for it was surely something more than exhaustion or broken wind.

    Tom, Dick and Harry Talbot Baines Reed
  • Look at that poor crest-maker, tearing at his hair, and at that pike-maker, who has just broken wind in yon sword-cutler's face.

    Peace Aristophanes
British Dictionary definitions for broken wind

broken wind

(vet science) another name for heaves (sense 1)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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