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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Definitions for ventose

  1. Given to empty talk; windy.

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Citations for ventose
Anyhow, it is better to wind up that way than to go growling out one's existence as a ventose hypochondriac. Thomas Henry Huxley, Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley
The ventose orator was confounded, and put himself and his glass down together. L. J. Bigelow, Bench and Bar
Origin of ventose
1715-1725
First used in English in the 1700s, ventose is derived from the Latin word for wind, "vent."