flatulent

flatulent

[flach-uh-luhnt]
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; < Neo-Latin flātulentus; see flatus, -ulent

flatulence, flatulency, noun
flatulently, adverb
nonflatulence, noun
nonflatulency, noun
nonflatulent, adjective
nonflatulently, adverb
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flatulent (ˈflætjʊlənt)
 
adj
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
 
[C16: from New Latin flātulentus, from Latin: flatus]
 
'flatulence
 
n
 
'flatulency
 
n
 
'flatulently
 
adv

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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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