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[ih-ruhk-teyt] /ɪˈrʌk teɪt/
verb (used with or without object), eructated, eructating.
to eruct.
Origin of eructate
1630-40; < Latin ēructātus discharged, sent forth. See eruct, -ate1
Related forms
[ih-ruhk-tey-shuh n, ee-ruhk-] /ɪ rʌkˈteɪ ʃən, ˌi rʌk-/ (Show IPA),
[ih-ruhk-tuh-tiv] /ɪˈrʌk tə tɪv/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Historical Examples
  • Major Edward Conway scarcely grunted—it might have been anything from an oath to an eructation.

    The Bishop of Cottontown John Trotwood Moore
  • Once, during a fit of eructation, Monroe thought he would surely die, and got ready to make his will.

    Edith and John Franklin S. Farquhar
  • The eructation of inflammable gases has been observed in a few cases.

  • In this case there is a stop of the motion of the heart, and at the same time a tendency to eructation from the stomach.

    Zoonomia, Vol. I Erasmus Darwin
  • Mr. P. is sullen, and seems to mistake an eructation for the breaking of wind backwards.

  • They showed, moreover, that the voice was thundered by being uttered from the abdomen like an eructation.

    Myths and Marvels of Astronomy Richard A. Proctor
  • The myopic digital calculation of coins, eructation consequent upon repletion.

    Ulysses James Joyce
Word Origin and History for eructation

"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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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eructation in Medicine

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

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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