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[ flach-uh-luhns ]


  1. the condition of having an accumulation of gas in the alimentary canal:

    To avoid the uncomfortable feeling of flatulence, increase your fiber intake gradually.

  2. the expulsion of alimentary gas through the anus:

    Symptoms include abdominal discomfort, flatulence, and headache.

  3. inflated and empty speech or writing; unsupported pretension; pomposity:

    His lectures, noted for their flatulence, were popular fodder for mocking.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of flatulence1

First recorded in 1700–10; from French ; flatul(ent) ( def ) + -ence ( def )

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Example Sentences

Other common issues include urinary tract infections, hernias where intestinal organs bulge out of the abdomen, and bowel symptoms like flatulence and diarrhea.

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Some studies have found that the constant gastric jostling for more than 52,000 steps can lead to an urgent needs to use the facilities, as well as flatulence and diarrhea.

These issues can be as mild as bloating and flatulence to as severe as bloody stools.

As a result, more than half the subjects had problems like bloatedness, cramps, and flatulence with the non-hydrogel version of the drink.

Flatulence is not inserted; but Flatulency is said to be 'windiness; fulness of wind.'

Flatulence (ventositas) is likewise a cause of gout, as we have already hinted.

It was entitled 'The Art of Flatulence', and it consisted of a number of rules and definitions.

Flatulence usually results from fermentative processes in the stomach and bowel, as the outcome of bacterial activity.

Flatulence is seen in infants suffering from intestinal indigestion and the food is nearly always at fault.