Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The presence of excessive gas in the digestive tract.
  • n. Self-importance; pomposity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. 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, a fart.
  • n. The release of such gas, farting.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state or quality of being flatulent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being flatulent, or affected by wind in the stomach or other portion of the alimentary canal; windiness; hence, airiness; emptiness; vanity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. pompously embellished language
  • n. a state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal

Etymologies

flatulent +‎ -ence, of Latin origin, ultimately flō ("breathe, blow"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Research Joseph Pujol, "Le Petomane", le fartiste.

    January 30, 2010

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    October 19, 2008

  • My life in a word.

    July 29, 2008

  • That's the best daffynition I've ever heard!

    March 2, 2007

  • An emergency vehicle that picks up someone who has been run over by a steamroller. --Mensa word list winner 2006

    March 2, 2007

  • Dear Mr Editor, what is a good cure for flatulence?
    Joyce, Ulysses, 7

    January 2, 2007