flatulent


flat·u·lent

adjective \-lənt\

Definition of FLATULENT

1
a :  likely to cause gas
b :  marked by or affected with gas generated in the intestine or stomach
2
:  pompously or portentously overblown
flat·u·lent·ly adverb

Examples of FLATULENT

  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

flat·u·lent

adjective \-lənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FLATULENT

1
: marked by or affected with gases generated in the intestine or stomach
2
: likely to cause digestive flatulence
flat·u·lent·ly adverb

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