belch

[ belch ]
/ bɛltʃ /

verb (used without object)

to eject gas spasmodically and noisily from the stomach through the mouth; eruct.
to emit contents violently, as a gun, geyser, or volcano.
to issue spasmodically; gush forth: Fire and smoke belched from the dragon's mouth.

verb (used with object)

to eject (gas or the like) spasmodically or violently; give forth: a chimney belching smoke.

noun

an instance of belching; eructation.
a violent emittance of flame, smoke, gas, etc.

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Origin of belch

before 1000; Middle English belchen,Old English bealcettan; cognate with Dutch balken, belken to bray; perhaps extended form akin to bell2, bellow

OTHER WORDS FROM belch

belcher, nounoutbelch, verb (used with object)
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British Dictionary definitions for belch

belch
/ (bɛltʃ) /

verb

(usually intr) to expel wind from the stomach noisily through the mouth; eructate
to expel or be expelled forcefully from insidesmoke belching from factory chimneys
to say (curses, insults, etc) violently or bitterly

noun

an act of belching; eructation

Word Origin for belch

Old English bialcan; related to Middle Low German belken to shout, Dutch balken to bray
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Medical definitions for belch

belch
[ bĕlch ]

v.

To expel stomach gas noisily through the mouth; burp.
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