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Meaning of BELCH

Pronunciation:  belch

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a reflex that expels wind noisily from the stomach through the mouth
  2. [v]  expel gas from the stomach; "In China it is polite to burp at the table"
  3. [v]  become active and spew forth lava and rocks; of volcanoes; "Vesuvius erupts once in a while"

BELCH is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: belching, bubble, burp, burp, burping, eruct, eructation, erupt, extravasate
 See Also: breathe, burst, ejection, emit, explode, expulsion, forcing out, inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, pass off, physiological reaction, projection, reflex, unconditioned reflex



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Belch\ (b[e^]lch; 224), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Belched}
    (b[e^]lcht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Belching}.] [OE. belken, AS.
    bealcan, akin to E. bellow. See {Bellow}, v. i.]
    1. To eject or throw up from the stomach with violence; to
             I belched a hurricane of wind.        --Swift.
    2. To eject violently from within; to cast forth; to emit; to
       give vent to; to vent.
             Within the gates that now Stood open wide, belching
             outrageous flame.                     --Milton.
  2. \Belch\, v. i.
    1. To eject wind from the stomach through the mouth; to
    2. To issue with spasmodic force or noise. --Dryden.
  3. \Belch\, n.
    1. The act of belching; also, that which is belched; an
    2. Malt liquor; -- vulgarly so called as causing eructation.
       [Obs.] --Dennis.
Thesaurus Terms
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