Flatulence

  • 1 flatulence — [ flatylɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1747; de flatulent ♦ Accumulation de gaz dans les intestins, se traduisant par un ballonnement abdominal et des flatuosités. ⇒ météorisme. ● flatulence nom féminin (de flatulent) Accumulation de gaz dans le tube digestif. ●… …

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  • 2 Flatulence — Flat u*lence, Flatulency Flat u*len*cy, n. [Cf. F. flatulence.] The state or quality of being flatulent. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 flatulence — (n.) 1711, from Fr. flatulence, from flatulent (see FLATULENT (Cf. flatulent)). Flatulency is from 1650s …

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  • 4 flatulence — index bombast Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 5 Flatulence — German peasants greet the fire and brimstone from a papal bull of Pope Paul III in …

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  • 6 Flatulence — Une flatulence est la production de gaz gastro intestinaux, provoquant des ballonnements, accumulés dans l intestin ou l estomac et expulsés hors du corps de façon volontaire ou involontaire par l anus ou la bouche[1]. On trouve deux étymologies… …

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  • 7 flatulence — flat·u·lence (flăchʹə ləns) n. 1. The presence of excessive gas in the digestive tract. 2. Self importance; pomposity. * * * ▪ physiology       the presence of excessive amounts of gas in the stomach or intestine, which sometimes results in the… …

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  • 8 flatulence —    [Some have suggested that this is an appropriate place to define flatulence. ArtLex doubts greatly that it is necessary to explain how this term is employed in art contexts. However, for those who will find such information useful, flatulence… …

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  • 9 flatulence — noun 1) medications that help with flatulence Syn: (intestinal) gas, wind; informal farting, tooting; formal flatus 2) the flatulence of his latest recordings Syn: pomposity, pompousness, pretension, pretentiousness, grandiloquence, bombast …

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  • 10 Flatulence — Excess gas in the intestinal tract. But what is excess flatulence is difficult to define without a yardstick to measure the "normal" frequency of gas passages. Symptom free individuals have recorded approximately 14 passages of gas per… …

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  • 11 flatulence — [[t]flæ̱tʃʊləns[/t]] N UNCOUNT Flatulence is too much gas in a person s intestines, which causes an uncomfortable feeling. Syn: wind …

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  • 12 flatulence — flatulent ► ADJECTIVE ▪ suffering from or marked by an accumulation of gas in the alimentary canal. DERIVATIVES flatulence noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 flatulence — noun Date: 1711 1. the quality or state of being flatulent 2. flatus expelled through the anus …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 FLATULENCE — n. f. T. de Médecine état physique causé par les flatuosités …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 15 flatulence — noun /ˈflætʃələn(t)s/ The state of having gas, often malodorous, trapped (and often released, frequently with noise) in the digestive system of a human and some other animals; wind; and when released, a flatus …

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  • 16 flatulence — (fla tu lan s ) s. f. Terme de médecine. Collection de vents, c est à dire de gaz, dans une partie quelconque du corps. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Flatulent …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 17 flatulence — Synonyms and related words: Barnumism, aeriness, affectation, bedizenment, big talk, bloat, bloatedness, bloating, blowing up, convolution, diastole, dilatation, dilation, distension, dropsy, edema, ethereality, fart, flashiness, flatulency,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 flatulence — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. windiness, belching, eructation, gassiness, gas; conceit, pompousness. See ostentation, vapor. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. pomposity, bombast, empty talk, boasting, twaddle, babble, idle words, mere words …

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  • 19 flatulence — flat|u|lence [ˈflætjuləns US tʃə ] n [U] [Date: 1700 1800; : French; Origin: Latin flatus act of blowing ] the condition of having too much gas in the stomach >flatulent adj …

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  • 20 flatulence — flat|u|lence [ flætʃələns ] noun uncount too much gas in your stomach or INTESTINES …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English