ven·​tos·​i·​ty | \ ven‧ˈtäsətē \
plural -es

Definition of ventosity

1 obsolete : flatulence or its cause
2 : pompous inflated conceit or boasting

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History and Etymology for ventosity

Middle English ventosite, from Middle French ventosité, from Late Latin ventositat-, ventositas, from Latin ventosus windy, flatulent + -itat-, -itas -ity

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“Ventosity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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