from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Flatulence.
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- n. flatulence
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as flatulence.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal
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It is eaten as a dainty; and is believed to be a remedy for flatulency, of which many people here complain.
The Arabs eat little fruit except grapes; they say it produces bile, and occasions flatulency, in which they are probably not mistaken.
Among them there is never gout in the hands or feet, nor catarrh, nor sciatica, nor grievous colics, nor flatulency, nor hard breathing.
For these diseases are caused by indigestion and flatulency, and by frugality and exercise they remove every humor and spasm.
A hushed stillness reigned through this mysterious apartment, excepting that you might hear the racing of pens over sheets of paper, or occasionally, the deep sigh of one of these sages, as he shifted his position to turn over the page of an old folio; doubtless arising from that hollowness and flatulency incident to learned research.
Cattle feed on corn and grass, and fatten on vegetables that tend to cause flatulency, such as bitter vetch or bruised beans or bean-stalks.
Wine is bad for infants, in that it tends to excite this malady, and red wine is worse than white, especially when taken undiluted; and most things that tend to induce flatulency are also bad, and constipation too is prejudicial.
The elephant, which is reputed to enjoy immunity from all other illnesses, is occasionally subject to flatulency.
Diseases of the stomach: feebleness of the stomach, indigestion, flatulency, irritation, and sometimes inflammation.
Other symptoms are pain from lack of food at the proper hour, or from food taken at the improper time; both of which practices may be followed by flatulency, occasioning a swollen, drum-like condition of the stomach and abdomen; the body of the tongue will be coated white, while the edges will present a redder appearance than in health.