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Meaning of FLATULENT

Pronunciation:  'flachulunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  suffering from excessive gas in the alimentary canal
  2. [adj]  generating excessive gas in the alimentary canal

FLATULENT is a 9 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: colicky, gassy, indigestible, unhealthy



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Flat"u*lent\, a. [L. flatus a blowing, flatus ventris
windiness, flatulence, fr. flare to blow: cf. F. flatulent.
See {Blow}.]
1. Affected with flatus or gases generated in the alimentary
   canal; windy.

2. Generating, or tending to generate, wind in the stomach.

         Vegetables abound more with a["e]rial particles than
         animal substances, and therefore are more flatulent.

3. Turgid with flatus; as, a flatulent tumor. --Quincy.

4. Pretentious without substance or reality; puffy; empty;
   vain; as, a flatulent vanity.

         He is too flatulent sometimes, and sometimes too
         dry.                                  --Dryden.

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