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eructate

[ih-ruhk-teyt] /ɪˈrʌk teɪt/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), eructated, eructating.
1.
to eruct.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40; < Latin ēructātus discharged, sent forth. See eruct, -ate1
Related forms
eructation
[ih-ruhk-tey-shuh n, ee-ruhk-] /ɪ rʌkˈteɪ ʃən, ˌi rʌk-/ (Show IPA),
noun
eructative
[ih-ruhk-tuh-tiv] /ɪˈrʌk tə tɪv/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Word Origin and History for eructation
n.

"belching," 1530s, from Latin eructationem (nominative eructatio) "a belching forth," noun of action from past participle stem of eructare "to belch forth, vomit," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + ructare "to belch," from PIE *reug- "to belch" (cf. Lithuanian rugiu "to belch," Greek eryge, Armenian orcam), probably of imitative origin. Related: Eruct; eructate.

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eructation in Medicine

eructation e·ruc·ta·tion (ĭ-rŭk-tā'shən, ē'rŭk-)
n.
The act or an instance of belching.

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