verb (used without object)
to eject gas spasmodically and noisily from the stomach through the mouth; eruct.
to emit contents violently, as a gun, geyser, or volcano.
to issue spasmodically; gush forth: Fire and smoke belched from the dragon's mouth.
verb (used with object)
to eject (gas or the like) spasmodically or violently; give forth: a chimney belching smoke.
an instance of belching; eructation.
a violent emittance of flame, smoke, gas, etc.

before 1000; Middle English belchen, Old English bealcettan; cognate with Dutch balken, belken to bray; perhaps extended form akin to bell2, bellow

belcher, noun
outbelch, verb (used with object) Unabridged
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belch (bɛltʃ)
1.  (usually intr) to expel wind from the stomach noisily through the mouth; eructate
2.  to expel or be expelled forcefully from inside: smoke belching from factory chimneys
3.  to say (curses, insults, etc) violently or bitterly
4.  an act of belching; eructation
[Old English bialcan; related to Middle Low German belken to shout, Dutch balken to bray]

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Word Origin & History

O.E. bealcan "bring up wind from the stomach," also "swell, heave," of echoic origin (cf. Du. balken "to bray, shout"). Extended to volcanoes, cannons, etc. 1570s. It is recorded in 1706 as a slang noun meaning "poor beer."
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Medical Dictionary

belch (bělch)
v. belched, belch·ing, belch·es
To expel stomach gas noisily through the mouth; burp.

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Example sentences
With belching and heartburn following every meal, she feels as if she is
  subsisting on a diet of small volcanoes.
Additionally, livestock manure and belching release methane.
So they introduced belching and farting into the toy's database of actions.
Cattle produce a lot of methane by belching as well as by manure.
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