Definition of ventosity
1 obsolete : flatulence or its cause
2 : pompous inflated conceit or boasting
Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:
- More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
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
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up ventosity? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).