Origin of flatulent
Examples from the Web for flatulent
In mere indigestion the food taken is apt to come up, and the same may happen in flatulent colic.
Seor Parro in Toledo en la Mano writes of this dull and unbeautiful edifice in terms of flatulent praise, several pages long.Toledo. The Story of an Old Spanish Capital|Hannah Lynch
Colic, kol′ik, n. a disease attended with severe pain and flatulent distension of the abdomen, without diarrhœa.
In flatulent and spasmodic affections of the bowels, and in gastric irritability.
My virile food taketh effect, my strong and savoury sayings: and verily, I did not nourish them with flatulent vegetables!Thus Spake Zarathustra|Friedrich Nietzsche
Word Origin for flatulent
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)).