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

  • n. The act or an instance of belching.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of belching, of expelling gas from the stomach through the mouth.
  • n. An erumpent blast of gas, wind, or other matter ejected from earthy depths.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of belching wind from the stomach; a belch.
  • n. A violent belching out or emitting, as of gaseous or other matter from the crater of a volcano, geyser, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A belching of wind from the stomach; a belch.
  • n. A violent bursting forth or ejection of matter from the earth.

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

  • n. a reflex that expels gas noisily from the stomach through the mouth
  • n. (of volcanos) pouring out fumes or lava (or a deposit so formed)

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  • "Two long trenches of flesh on Yagharek's shoulderblades were twisted and red with tissue that looked as if it were boiling. Slice marks spread like small veins from the main eructations of ugly healing." From Perdido Street Station by China Mieville.

    September 22, 2011

  • I like wiktionary's erumpent blast and earthy depths as well. Well done wiktionary!

    April 26, 2011

  • I also like "earthy depths" (same definition).

    April 25, 2011

  • I do, however, adore Wiktionary's "erumpent blast."

    April 25, 2011

  • I hate it when CD 1 feels like CD 2.

    April 25, 2011

  • You prefer CD 1?

    April 25, 2011

  • I hate the ones that are like the second definition from the Century Dictionary.

    April 25, 2011


  • young boys like
    showing off their eructations

    November 6, 2009

  • "Eructation of unhealthy souls
    Into the faded air..."
    Burt Norton, Four Quartets, T.S. Eliot

    December 7, 2007

  • Discovered in T.S. Eliot's 'Burnt Norton'.

    December 7, 2007

  • Burping or belching are briefer and better.

    April 1, 2007