from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Gas generated in or expelled from the digestive tract, especially the stomach or intestines.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Gas generated in the digestive tract.
- n. Expulsion of such gas through the anus.
- n. Morbid inflation or swelling.
- n. Plural form of flatus.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A breath; a puff of wind.
- n. Gas generated in the stomach, intestine, or other cavities of the body.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A breath; a puff of wind; a pure expulsion of air from the lungs through the throat and mouth.
- n. Wind present in the stomach or intestines; eructation.
- n. Inflation; puffiness; the state of being distended with air, as a tumor.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus
•The primary components of gas (known as flatus, pronounced FLAY-tuss) are 5 odorless gases: nitrogen, hydrogen, carbon dioxide, methane, and oxygen.
Orlistat use frequently results in adverse events including flatus, oily stools, fecal urgency or fecal incontinence, and abdominal pain, particularly among patients who do not follow the recommended low-fat diet.
This would be enforced by the flatus police (former ICE and Border agents fired by Obama Momma when he removed the CONUS borders).
Cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts and other cruciferous vegetables that belong to the genus Brassica are commonly reputed to not only increase flatulence, but to increase the pungency of the flatus.
(Soundbite of laughter) GROSS: But afflatus of flatus actually means the miraculous communication of super natural knowledge, which kind of changes the whole feel of what hes saying there.
So, over and over, when we looked - when I looked up words in the dictionary, see where Whitman was in 1855, there was always some surprising interesting accuracy or some area like the word afflatus or flatus.
I dont know whether you say flatus or afflatus but it sounds like theres flatulence, flatulence surging through him.
Right now however, more money is spent on controlling flatus, whether taken before or after meals.
Rush Limbaugh, America's Rectum of the Radio, will not get the chance to spread his malodorous flatus on yet another industry.
Then it's the customary set photograph as we try and get into the rows we were in all those years ago, a selection of words to get that co-ordinated smile and this year it was flatus tubes, enemas and things just got worse after that.