Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The presence of excessive gas in the digestive tract.
  • noun Self-importance; pomposity.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being flatulent, or affected by wind in the stomach or other portion of the alimentary canal; windiness; hence, airiness; emptiness; vanity.

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

  • noun The state or quality of being flatulent.

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

  • noun 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.
  • noun The release of such gas, farting.

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

  • noun pompously embellished language
  • noun a state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

flatulent +‎ -ence, of Latin origin, ultimately flō ("breathe, blow").

Examples

  • Sounds like more flatulence from a conservative inbreeder.

    Bankers with Guns

  • It's true the Thames froze, it's true it changed over the past two centuries and doesn't freeze now, but no, frog flatulence is not the reason why.

    Real Caricature, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • If we can regulate bovine flatulence, how long before human flatulence is regulated and taxed?

    Sound Politics: Faith-based initiatives

  • In the main, flatulence is made up of five gases -- nitrogen and oxygen, which are swallowed while talking, chewing or drinking fizzy beverages, and carbon dioxide, hydrogen and methane, which are produced in the gastrointestinal tract during digestion of food.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • In the main, flatulence is made up of five gases -- nitrogen and oxygen, which are swallowed while talking, chewing or drinking fizzy beverages, and carbon dioxide, hydrogen and methane, which are produced in the gastrointestinal tract during digestion of food.

    Gas Guzzlers Unite

  • There was absolutely no way anybody who has followed the Environmentalist Movement couldn't see this coming; a United Nation report now claims that cow flatulence is a major cause of Global Warming.

    Sound Politics: Faith-based initiatives

  • EXTRALIFE – By Scott Johnson - The #1 name in flatulence odor control products

    EXTRALIFE – By Scott Johnson - The #1 name in flatulence odor control products

  • There are some people who are worthy of response – others who are the equivalent of brain flatulence are not.

    Think Progress » Two Percent

  • Flat-D, "the #1 name in flatulence odor control for humans and canines," offers products to mask the offending odor.

    June 2004

  • Flat-D, "the #1 name in flatulence odor control for humans and canines," offers products to mask the offending odor.

    The Cost of Gas

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  • Dear Mr Editor, what is a good cure for flatulence?

    Joyce, Ulysses, 7

    January 2, 2007

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    March 2, 2007

  • That's the best daffynition I've ever heard!

    March 2, 2007

  • My life in a word.

    July 29, 2008

  • Please extinguish naked flames before listing this word.

    October 19, 2008

  • Research Joseph Pujol, "Le Petomane", le fartiste.

    January 30, 2010