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ventose

[ven-tohs] /ˈvɛn toʊs/
adjective, Archaic.
1.
given to empty talk; windy; flatulent.
Origin
1715-1725
1715-25; < Latin ventōsus windy, equivalent to vent(us) wind1 + -ōsus -ose1
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ventosity
[ven-tos-i-tee] /vɛnˈtɒs ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
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Ventôse

/vɑ̃toz/
noun
1.
the windy month: the sixth month of the French Revolutionary calendar, extending from Feb 20 to Mar 21
Word Origin
C18: from Latin ventōsus full of wind, from ventus wind
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