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tr. & intr.v. e·ruct·ed, e·ruct·ing, e·ructs
To belch.

[Latin ērūctāre : ē-, ex-, ex- + rūctāre, to belch; see reug- in Indo-European roots.]

e·ruc·ta′tion (ĭ-rŭk-tā′shən, ē′rŭk-) adj.
e·ruc′ta·tive (ĭ-rŭk′tə-tĭv) adj.


1. the process of belching.
2. that which is regurgitated in belching.
See also: Bodily Functions
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Noun1.eructation - (of volcanos) pouring out fumes or lava (or a deposit so formed)
volcano, vent - a fissure in the earth's crust (or in the surface of some other planet) through which molten lava and gases erupt
activeness, activity, action - the state of being active; "his sphere of activity"; "he is out of action"
2.eructation - a reflex that expels gas noisily from the stomach through the moutheructation - a reflex that expels gas noisily from the stomach through the mouth
ejection, forcing out, expulsion, projection - the act of expelling or projecting or ejecting


n (hum)Aufstoßen nt; an eructationein Rülpser m (inf)


n. eructación, eructo, acto de producir gas estomacal.
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