flatulence

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n flatulence pompously embellished language
    • n flatulence a state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The flatulation from domesticated cows produce about 30% of the methane on this planet
    • n Flatulence The state or quality of being flatulent.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: An average adult produces about half a litre of flatulent gas per day, resulting in an average of about fourteen occurrences of flatulence a day
    • n flatulence The state of being flatulent, or affected by wind in the stomach or other portion of the alimentary canal; windiness; hence, airiness; emptiness; vanity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Being lactose intolerant can cause chronic flatulence
    • ns Flatulence distension of the stomach or bowels by gases formed during digestion: windiness, emptiness
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Quotations

  • Billy Corgan
    Billy Corgan
    “The Pumpkins love rock-and-roll, we absolutely love it, but we also think it's a flatulent, ego-serving kiddie playground. You can have your cake and eat it too.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. flatulence,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—Low L. flatulentus—L. flāre, flatum, to blow.

Usage

In literature:

The flatulent account of her end, given by Barrere in the convention, is largely imaginary.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
In some cases flatulence is very troublesome.
"Intestinal Ills" by Alcinous Burton Jamison
Tea tends to produce flatulence and to prevent sleep.
"Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why" by Martha M. Allen
He suffered exceedingly from flatulence, to which he was disposed to attribute all his complaints.
"Cases of Organic Diseases of the Heart" by John Collins Warren
It is, however, frequently taken in its caustic state as a remedy for flatulence.
"Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2" by Jane Marcet
Coffee is, therefore, to be preferred in cases of flatulent dyspepsia.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
The stomach and bowels being weakened by the above causes, windy complaints or flatulencies are consequently produced.
"A Treatise on Foreign Teas" by Hugh Smith
If ginger is taken to produce an immediate effect, to warm the stomach, or dispel flatulence, this is the best preparation.
"The Cook's Oracle; and Housekeeper's Manual" by William Kitchiner
If too weak, they require to be drunk soon, and then they produce wind and flatulencies in the stomach.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
For this purpose, all flatulent and indigestible food should be carefully avoided.
"North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826" by Various
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In news:

Flatulence and 14th century poetry.
It's loaded with scatological humor -- poop gags and flatulence jokes.
'intercourse,' 'condom,' 'breast,' and 'flatulence'.
It's a gas: dinosaur flatulence may have warmed Earth.
The Science of Flatulence .
Yoda's Death Scene from 'Return of the Jedi' with Flatulence .
Man with flatulence problem gets stabbed.
EPA's Proposal To Tax Livestock Gas And Flatulence .
Flatulent Rhino Rips One On Live TV.
Dinosaurs may be partly to blame for a change in climate because they created so much flatulence, according to leading scientists.
The "Boss" and "Parenthood" actors discuss ill-timed instances of gastronomic pain and flatulence during THR's drama actors roundtable.
OXFORD TOWN – Monty Python's "Spamalot" comes to the University of Mississippi, complete with dancing knights, a killer rabbit and flatulent Frenchmen, for one night only (Saturday, Feb 25).
Kari Byron offers "Napoléon Bonafart" as her pumpkin launcher, harnessing the "extraordinary flatulent" tendencies of French bulldogs, funneling the gasses into the cannon, and igniting it.
Beano taken before a meal is supposed to prevent flatulence.
So how much is farm animals' flatulence to blame.
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