verb (used with or without object), e·ruc·tat·ed, e·ruc·tat·ing.
- erucic acid,
Origin of eructate
Examples from the Web for eructation
Mr. P. is sullen, and seems to mistake an eructation for the breaking of wind backwards.The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, Volume I|Tobias Smollett
Once, during a fit of eructation, Monroe thought he would surely die, and got ready to make his will.Edith and John|Franklin S. Farquhar
The eructation of inflammable gases has been observed in a few cases.
They showed, moreover, that the voice was thundered by being uttered from the abdomen like an eructation.Myths and Marvels of Astronomy|Richard A. Proctor
Major Edward Conway scarcely grunted—it might have been anything from an oath to an eructation.The Bishop of Cottontown|John Trotwood Moore
"belching," 1530s, from Latin eructationem (nominative eructatio) "a belching forth," noun of action from past participle stem of eructare "to belch forth, vomit," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + ructare "to belch," from PIE *reug- "to belch" (cf. Lithuanian rugiu "to belch," Greek eryge, Armenian orcam), probably of imitative origin. Related: Eruct; eructate.