- generating gas in the alimentary canal, as food.
- attended with, caused by, or suffering from such an accumulation of gas.
- having unsupported pretensions; inflated and empty; pompous; turgid: a flatulent style.
Origin of flatulent
Examples from the Web for flatulence
Flatulence, eructations of gas, and borborygmi are controlled by strict diet according to the rules given.
Flatulence is seen in infants suffering from intestinal indigestion and the food is nearly always at fault.The Mother and Her Child
William S. Sadler
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.Gilbertus Anglicus
Henry Ebenezer Handerson
It was entitled 'The Art of Flatulence', and it consisted of a number of rules and definitions.The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
- suffering from or caused by an excessive amount of gas in the alimentary canal, producing uncomfortable distension
- generating excessive gas in the alimentary canal
- pretentious or windy in style
Word Origin and History for flatulence
1711, from French flatulence, from flatulent (see flatulent). Flatulency is from 1650s.
1590s, from Middle French flatulent, from Modern Latin flatulentus, from Latin flatus "a blowing, a breaking wind," past participle of flare "to blow, puff," which is cognate with Old English blawan (see blow (v.1)).
- The presence of excessive gas in the digestive tract.