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flatulent

[flach-uh-luh nt] /ˈflætʃ ə lənt/
adjective
1.
generating gas in the alimentary canal, as food.
2.
attended with, caused by, or suffering from such an accumulation of gas.
3.
having unsupported pretensions; inflated and empty; pompous; turgid:
a flatulent style.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Neo-Latin flātulentus; see flatus, -ulent
Related forms
flatulence, flatulency, noun
flatulently, adverb
nonflatulence, noun
nonflatulency, noun
nonflatulent, adjective
nonflatulently, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for flatulency

flatulent

/ˈflætjʊlənt/
adjective
1.
suffering from or caused by an excessive amount of gas in the alimentary canal, producing uncomfortable distension
2.
generating excessive gas in the alimentary canal
3.
pretentious or windy in style
Derived Forms
flatulence, flatulency, noun
flatulently, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from New Latin flātulentus, from Latin: flatus
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Word Origin and History for flatulency
flatulent
1590s, from M.Fr. flatulent, from L. flatus "a blowing, a breaking wind," pp. of flare "to blow, puff," which is cognate with O.E. blawan (see blow (v.1)).
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