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flatulent

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adjective flat·u·lent \-lənt\

Definition of flatulent

  1. 1 a :  likely to cause gas b :  marked by or affected with gas generated in the intestine or stomach

  2. 2 :  pompously or portentously overblown

flatulently adverb


Examples of flatulent in a sentence

  1. <on election night TV's self-important pundits let loose a fusillade of flatulent pontifications>



Origin of flatulent

Middle French, from Latin flatus act of blowing, wind, from flare to blow — more at blow


First Known Use: 1599


Medical Dictionary

flatulent

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adjective flat·u·lent \-lənt\

Medical Definition of flatulent

  1. 1:  marked by or affected with gases generated in the intestine or stomach

  2. 2:  likely to cause digestive flatulence

flatulently adverb




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