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.
- 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
In flatulent and spasmodic affections of the bowels, and in gastric irritability.
Apply cupping glasses to the stomach and also to the navel, especially if the swelling be flatulent.The Works of Aristotle the Famous Philosopher | Anonymous
Potatoes, when eaten freely, are flatulent, but not inconvenient when eaten moderately.Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages | William Andrus Alcott
It is a popular remedy in dyspepsia, flatulent colic, and heartburn.
In the flatulent colic of infants, and as an adjunct to aperient medicine.
British Dictionary definitions for flatulent
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
- flatulence or flatulency, noun
- flatulently, adverb
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