- to belch forth, as gas from the stomach.
- to emit or issue violently, as matter from a volcano.
Origin of eruct
1660–70; < Latin ērūctāre to vomit, discharge violently, frequentative of ērūgere
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Examples from the Web for eruct
"Eruct, I shall say henceforth, and I swear not to forget it," said Sancho.
Take care, Sancho, not to chew on both sides, and not to eruct in anybody's presence.
- to raise (gas and often a small quantity of acid) from the stomach; belch
- (of a volcano) to pour out (fumes or volcanic matter)
C17: from Latin ēructāre, from ructāre to belch
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