flatulence

noun

flat·​u·​lence ˈfla-chə-lən(t)s How to pronounce flatulence (audio)
1
: the quality or state of being flatulent
2
: flatus expelled through the anus

Examples of flatulence in a Sentence

symptoms include nausea, flatulence, and cramps
Recent Examples on the Web Nathan Lane and Ernie Sabella, who voiced meerkat Timon and warthog Pumbaa, respectively, in 1994's The Lion King, tell Entertainment Weekly that Pumbaa's flatulence actually came out of a particularly rambunctious recording session. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 22 May 2024 Nathan Lane and Ernie Sabella are shedding light on Pumbaa's penchant for flatulence in The Lion King. Lane, 68, and Sabella, 74, voiced the meerkat Timon and Pumbaa the warthog, respectively, in Disney's 1994 animated classic. Tommy McArdle, Peoplemag, 23 May 2024 That's the story of how Pumbaa became the first and only Disney character with flatulence. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 22 May 2024 Lots of flatulence and sound effects humor in this episode. EW.com, 12 May 2024 And why was he plagued by unrelenting abdominal cramps, flatulence and diarrhea? Gina Kolata, New York Times, 6 May 2024 Michael discovered that [Franklin] had written a whole thing on flatulence, and was really interested in the bowels and all of that. Marc Malkin, Variety, 23 Apr. 2024 At another booth, dubbed the Palace of the Winds, classical music was parodied with a chorus of live flatulence. Philip Kennicott, Washington Post, 25 Mar. 2024 The drug's potential side effects can include flatulence, nausea, stomach cramps, diarrhea, swollen abdomen, and rectal hemorrhage. Jordan Greene, Peoplemag, 29 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1711, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of flatulence was in 1711

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“Flatulence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flatulence. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

flatulence

noun
flat·​u·​lence ˈflach-ə-lən(t)s How to pronounce flatulence (audio)
: the presence of too much gas or air in the stomach or intestine

Medical Definition

flatulence

noun
flat·​u·​lence ˈflach-ə-lən(t)s How to pronounce flatulence (audio)
: the quality or state of being flatulent

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