[ ih-ruhkt ]
/ ɪˈrʌkt /

verb (used with or without object)

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for eruct



/ (ɪˈrʌkt) /


to raise (gas and often a small quantity of acid) from the stomach; belch
(of a volcano) to pour out (fumes or volcanic matter)

Derived forms of eruct

eructation (ɪˌrʌkˈteɪʃən, ˌiːrʌk-), nouneructative (ɪˈrʌktətɪv), adjective

Word Origin for eruct

C17: from Latin ēructāre, from ructāre to belch
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