Definitions

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

  • adjective Of, afflicted with, or caused by flatulence.
  • adjective Inducing or generating flatulence.
  • adjective Pompous; bloated.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Windy; affected with gases generated in the stomach or some other portion of the alimentary canal.
  • Turgid with air; windy: as, a flatulent tumor.
  • Generating or apt to generate wind in the stomach.
  • Empty; vain; pretentious; without substance or reality; puffed up: as, flatulent vanity.

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

  • adjective Affected with flatus{2} or gases generated in the alimentary canal; windy.
  • adjective Generating, or tending to generate, wind in the stomach.
  • adjective Turgid with flatus.
  • adjective Pretentious without substance or reality; puffy; empty; vain.

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

  • adjective Affected by gas in the intestine; likely to fart.
  • adjective obsolete Vain.

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

  • adjective generating excessive gas in the alimentary canal
  • adjective suffering from excessive gas in the alimentary canal

Etymologies

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

[French, from Latin flātus, fart; see flatus.]

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