eructate

[ih-ruhk-teyt]
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verb (used with or without object), e·ruc·tat·ed, e·ruc·tat·ing.

to eruct.

Nearby words

  1. erubescence,
  2. erubescent,
  3. erucic acid,
  4. eruciform,
  5. eruct,
  6. eructation,
  7. erudite,
  8. erudition,
  9. erumpent,
  10. erupt

Origin of eructate

First recorded in 1630–40, eructate is from the Latin word ēructātus discharged, sent forth. See eruct, -ate1

Related formse·ruc·ta·tion [ih-ruhk-tey-shuh n, ee-ruhk-] /ɪ rʌkˈteɪ ʃən, ˌi rʌk-/, noune·ruc·ta·tive [ih-ruhk-tuh-tiv] /ɪˈrʌk tə tɪv/, adjective

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Word Origin and History for eructation

eructation

n.

"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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for eructation

eructation

[ĭ-rŭk-tāshən, ē′rŭk-]

n.

The act or an instance of belching.

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