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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)).
flatulence flat·u·lence (flāch'ə-ləns) or flat·u·len·cy (flāch'ə-lən-sē)
The presence of excessive gas in the digestive tract.