from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Flatulence.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as flatulence.

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  • noun flatulence

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  • noun a state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal


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  • It is eaten as a dainty; and is believed to be a remedy for flatulency, of which many people here complain.

    Travels in Nubia 2004

  • The Arabs eat little fruit except grapes; they say it produces bile, and occasions flatulency, in which they are probably not mistaken.

    Travels in Arabia 2003

  • For these diseases are caused by indigestion and flatulency, and by frugality and exercise they remove every humor and spasm.

    The City of the Sun 2002

  • A hushed stillness reigned through this mysterious apartment, excepting that you might hear the racing of pens over sheets of paper, or occasionally, the deep sigh of one of these sages, as he shifted his position to turn over the page of an old folio; doubtless arising from that hollowness and flatulency incident to learned research.

    The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon 2002

  • The elephant, which is reputed to enjoy immunity from all other illnesses, is occasionally subject to flatulency.

    The History of Animals 2002

  • Cattle feed on corn and grass, and fatten on vegetables that tend to cause flatulency, such as bitter vetch or bruised beans or bean-stalks.

    The History of Animals 2002

  • Among them there is never gout in the hands or feet, nor catarrh, nor sciatica, nor grievous colics, nor flatulency, nor hard breathing.

    The City of the Sun 2002

  • Wine is bad for infants, in that it tends to excite this malady, and red wine is worse than white, especially when taken undiluted; and most things that tend to induce flatulency are also bad, and constipation too is prejudicial.

    The History of Animals 2002

  • Diseases of the stomach: feebleness of the stomach, indigestion, flatulency, irritation, and sometimes inflammation.

    Hygienic Physiology : with Special Reference to the Use of Alcoholic Drinks and Narcotics Joel Dorman Steele

  • Other symptoms are pain from lack of food at the proper hour, or from food taken at the improper time; both of which practices may be followed by flatulency, occasioning a swollen, drum-like condition of the stomach and abdomen; the body of the tongue will be coated white, while the edges will present a redder appearance than in health.

    Intestinal Ills Chronic Constipation, Indigestion, Autogenetic Poisons, Diarrhea, Piles, Etc. Also Auto-Infection, Auto-Intoxication, Anemia, Emaciation, Etc. Due to Proctitis and Colitis


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