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flatulence

[ flach-uh-luhns ]
/ ˈflætʃ ə ləns /
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noun
the condition of having an accumulation of gas in the alimentary canal: To avoid the uncomfortable feeling of flatulence, increase your fiber intake gradually.
the expulsion of alimentary gas through the anus: Symptoms include abdominal discomfort, flatulence, and headache.
inflated and empty speech or writing; unsupported pretension; pomposity: His lectures, noted for their flatulence, were popular fodder for mocking.
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Sometimes flat·u·len·cy .

Origin of flatulence

First recorded in 1700–10; from French ; flatul(ent) + -ence
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Medical definitions for flatulence

flatulence
[ flăchə-ləns ]

n.
The presence of excessive gas in the digestive tract.

Other words from flatulence

flatu•lent adj.
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