flatulence

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French flatulence, ultimately from Latin flō (breathe, blow).

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Noun[edit]

flatulence (uncountable)

  1. 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.
  2. The release of such gas, farting.

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Usage notes[edit]

A formal Latinate term, used in medical and scientific discourse, but also euphemistically to avoid crude terms such as fart. Compare excrement.

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

flatulence f (plural flatulences)

  1. flatulence