from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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


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  • Burping or belching are briefer and better.

    April 1, 2007

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

    December 7, 2007

  • "Eructation of unhealthy souls

    Into the faded air..."

    Burt Norton, Four Quartets, T.S. Eliot

    December 7, 2007

  • young boys like

    showing off their eructations

    November 6, 2009

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

    April 25, 2011

  • You prefer CD 1?

    April 25, 2011

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

    April 25, 2011

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

    April 25, 2011

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

    April 25, 2011

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

    April 26, 2011