flatulence


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flat·u·lence

 (flăch′ə-ləns)
n.
1. The presence of excessive gas in the digestive tract.
2. Self-importance; pomposity.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flatulence - a state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
2.flatulence - pompously embellished languageflatulence - pompously embellished language  

flatulence

noun
1. wind, borborygmus (Medical), eructation Avoid any food that causes flatulence.
2. pretentiousness, boasting, hot air (informal), twaddle, pomposity, bombast, claptrap, empty words, fustian, prolixity, rodomontade, fanfaronade (rare) so much bloated nationalistic flatulence
Translations
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flatulence

[ˈflætjʊləns] Nflatulencia f

flatulence

[ˈflætʃʊləns] nflatulence f

flatulence

nBlähung(en) f(pl), → Flatulenz f (spec); to cause flatulenceBlähungen verursachen, blähen

flatulence

[ˈflætjʊləns] nflatulenza

flat·u·lence

n. flatulencia, distensión y molestias abdominales por exceso de gas en el tracto gastrointestinal.

flatulence

n flatulencia
References in classic literature ?
Well, I said, and to require the help of medicine, not when a wound has to be cured, or on occasion of an epidemic, but just because, by indolence and a habit of life such as we have been describing, men fill themselves with waters and winds, as if their bodies were a marsh, compelling the ingenious sons of Asclepius to find more names for diseases, such as flatulence and catarrh; is not this, too, a disgrace?
Flat-D found that 83% of the individuals they questioned have some type of personal, medical condition like flatulence, incontinence, or feminine hygiene that causes them embarrassment; this adds to their daily stress levels.
However, after a short while I experienced vaginal flatulence and it has continued during sex ever since, in practically every position except very basic missionary.
Friedrich's roommates prove a likable bunch, and they share flatulence jokes and peeps into the serving girls' quarters at night.
A person from whom the words "Pull my finger" causes you to flee in fear of a sudden flatulence eruption?
You'll find other remedies in my flatulence leaflet.
The Falk flatulence will, and should, make many hold their noses.
In a recent informal poll, 9 out of 10 people agree that OPF, or Other People's Flatulence, is simply not sporting.
Anyway, flatulence is good for you as gas needs to be expelled for a healthy gut.
Just so you won't confuse it with ``Midnight Run'' and ``The In-Laws'' or any other action comedies just like it, ``The Man'' has distinctive flatulence jokes.
s Flatulence Deodorizer(TM) provides odor control directly at the source of the problem.
On top of this, I've had awful flatulence which has made it difficult to socialise.