flatulency

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n flatulency 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 Flatulency 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 flatulency Same as flatulence.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Being lactose intolerant can cause chronic flatulence
    • ns Flatulency 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:

Among them there is never gout in the hands or feet, nor catarrh, nor sciatica, nor grievous colics, nor flatulency, nor hard breathing.
"The City of the Sun" by Tommaso Campanella
It was entitled 'The Art of Flatulence', and it consisted of a number of rules and definitions.
"The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists" by Robert Tressell
Troubled with flatulences and indigestion.
"The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, Volume I" by Tobias Smollett
His voice sounds flat, from flatulence; and he fetches breath, like a drowning kitten, whenever he can.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" by Various
If they are put to the breast after much crying and restlessness, each meal is followed by flatulence, colic, and renewed crying.
"The Nervous Child" by Hector Charles Cameron
Some say no definite thought there is In my full flatulence of sound.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 103, October 22, 1892" by Various
From the quiescence of the intestinal canal a loss of appetite and flatulencies proceed.
"Zoonomia, Vol. I" by Erasmus Darwin
It is a source of flatulence; you eat it, as the saying is, and then you take a walk.
"Social Life in the Insect World" by J. H. Fabre
It is good against nervous headache, flatulence, and hysterical affections.
"Food Remedies" by Florence Daniel
Recommended to persons predisposed to Liver Affections, Weak Digestion, Flatulence, &c., as an article of diet.
"Personal Recollections of Birmingham and Birmingham Men" by E. Edwards
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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'.
Dinosaur flatulence may have warmed Earth (+video).
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.
If you have been scouring the internet looking for the most inappropriate gift you can give someone, you're in luck: the Flatulence Deodorizer is here.
Beano taken before a meal is supposed to prevent flatulence.
So how much is farm animals' flatulence to blame.
Pick up enough cabbage and you'll have a flatulence cannon to propel you through the levels.
A man that allegedly attacked friends at a party with a knife after they mocked him for his flatulence.
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