ventosity

noun ven·tos·i·ty \ ven‧ˈtäsətē \

Definition of ventosity

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

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Origin and Etymology of 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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