[ flach-uh-luhnt ]
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  1. generating gas in the alimentary canal, as food.

  2. attended with, caused by, or suffering from such an accumulation of gas.

  1. having unsupported pretensions; inflated and empty; pompous; turgid: a flatulent style.

Origin of flatulent

First recorded in 1590–1600; French , from New Latin flātulentus; see flatus, -ulent

Other words from flatulent

  • flat·u·lence, flat·u·len·cy, noun
  • flat·u·lent·ly, adverb
  • non·flat·u·lent, adjective

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How to use flatulent in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for flatulent


/ (ˈflætjʊlənt) /

  1. suffering from or caused by an excessive amount of gas in the alimentary canal, producing uncomfortable distension

  2. generating excessive gas in the alimentary canal

  1. pretentious or windy in style

Origin of flatulent

C16: from New Latin flātulentus, from Latin: flatus

Derived forms of flatulent

  • flatulence or flatulency, noun
  • flatulently, adverb

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