One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A belch.‘I heard what sounded like a half-stoppered eructation’mass noun ‘the only complaint that still tormented her was eructation’
- ‘Normally, this gas is expelled by the animal through eructation or belching.’
- ‘This may be accompanied by sourish and burning eructations, bowel discharges that contain sour and fermented material.’
- ‘The main symptoms described were diarrhea alternating with constipation (constipation predominant), abdominal bloating, pain (particularly post-prandial), non-acid eructation, and fatigue.’
- ‘It is certainly not the result of eructation from ruminants.’
- ‘It is specifically very effective for diarrhea and digestive problems especially associated with an acid digestive system with acid eructations, diarrhea and abdominal pains.’
Late Middle English: from Latin eructatio(n-), from the verb eructare, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out’ + ructare ‘belch’.
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