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Thursday, July 22, 2004

Definitions for eructation

  1. The act of belching; a belch.

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Citations for eructation
Ignatius belched, the gassy eructations echoing between the walls of the alley. John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces
The explosion, at this distance, sounds like a faint, feeble eructation. Peter Conrad, The Observer
Origin of eructation
1630-1640
Eructation comes from Latin eructatio, from eructare, from e-, "out" + ructare, "to belch."