flatulent

[ flach-uh-luhnt ]
/ ˈflætʃ ə lənt /

adjective

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.

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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, nounflat·u·lent·ly, adverbnon·flat·u·lent, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for flatulent

flatulent
/ (ˈflætjʊlənt) /

adjective

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

Derived forms of flatulent

flatulence or flatulency, nounflatulently, adverb

Word Origin for flatulent

C16: from New Latin flātulentus, from Latin: flatus
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