[ flach-uh-luhns ]
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  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.

  1. inflated and empty speech or writing; unsupported pretension; pomposity: His lectures, noted for their flatulence, were popular fodder for mocking.

Origin of flatulence

First recorded in 1700–10; from French ; flatul(ent) + -ence
  • Sometimes flat·u·len·cy .

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