verb (used with or without object), e·ruc·tat·ed, e·ruc·tat·ing.
Origin of eructate
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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
In this case there is a stop of the motion of the heart, and at the same time a tendency to eructation from the stomach.Zoonomia, Vol. I
Mr. P. is sullen, and seems to mistake an eructation for the breaking of wind backwards.The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, Volume I
The eructation of inflammable gases has been observed in a few cases.
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.