Ventosity Ven*tos"i*ty, n. [L. ventositas: cf. F. ventosit['e]. See {Ventose}, n.] Quality or state of being ventose; windiness; hence, vainglory; pride. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

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  • ventosity — ven·tos·i·ty …   English syllables

  • ventosity — ven.ˈtäsəd.ē noun ( es) Etymology: Middle English ventosite, from Middle French ventosité, from Late Latin ventositat , ventositas, from Latin ventosus windy, flatulent + itat , itas ity 1. obsolete : flatulence or its cause 2. : pompous inflated …   Useful english dictionary

  • ventose — ventosity /ven tos i tee/, n. /ven tohs/, adj. Archaic. given to empty talk; windy; flatulent. [1715 25; < L ventosus windy, equiv. to vent(us) WIND1 + osus OSE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • Wind — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Air in motion. < N PARAG:Wind >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 wind wind draught flatus afflatus efflation eluvium Sgm: N 1 air air Sgm: N 1 breath breath breath of air Sgm …   English dictionary for students

  • burp — 1. verb, informal cucumbers make me burp Syn: belch; formal eructate; rare eruct; archaic bolk, rout, ruck 2. noun he let out a loud burp Syn: belch; formal eructation; rare ventosity; archaic bolk …   Thesaurus of popular words

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