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

  • "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 believe in the Eskimo nation

    That after a friendly collation

    The best way to toast

    The work of your host

    Is to offer a loud eructation.

    November 1, 2015