Definition of flatulence in English:

flatulence

noun

mass noun
  • 1The accumulation of gas in the alimentary canal.

    ‘foods that may cause flatulence’
    • ‘Activated charcoal capsules are also marketed to alleviate flatulence.’
    • ‘A pinch of aniseed and one of cumin in a cup of boiling milk will relieve flatulence.’
    • ‘The utter bliss of this situation is spoilt by my worries over morning flatulence.’
    • ‘Flatulence in an elevator is not so funny when you are actually riding the elevator.’
    • ‘Dill also has medicinal values and was used for ailments such as flatulence and colic.’
    • ‘Burt's flatulence is legendary in snowboard circles.’
    • ‘He has authored or co-authored more than 100 scientific articles on flatulence.’
    • ‘I read that you can make a tea with a common cooking ingredient for flatulence.’
    • ‘We could not find a reference to confirm that this supplement might reduce flatulence.’
    • ‘Fennel tea is another time-honored way to fight flatulence.’
    • ‘And wives don't find flatulence as entertaining or savory as their husbands believe.’
    • ‘The most commonly reported symptoms were distension and flatulence.’
    • ‘Diet can be an important factor in helping to reduce flatulence.’
    • ‘I have a major problem of flatulence that is rather embarrassing.’
    • ‘Larger amounts can cause gastrointestinal discomfort, like bloating or flatulence.’
    • ‘Were the farmers consulted over the flatulence tax?’
    • ‘As usual a great time was had by all except for an outbreak of gratuitous flatulence.’
    • ‘Side effects may include constipation, heartburn and flatulence.’
    • ‘Surgery can disrupt your digestive system, resulting in flatulence.’
    • ‘Throughout history, some of the most profound artists have found humor in the subject of flatulence.’
    intestinal gas, wind, gas
    pomposity, pompousness, pretension, pretentiousness, posing, posturing, grandiosity, grandness, grandiloquence, bombast, turgidity, hot air
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    1. 1.1 Inflated or pretentious speech or writing; pomposity.
      ‘the flatulence characterizing his writings’
      • ‘What a pleasure it was to see an intelligent, meaningful editorial instead of the usual monthly brain flatulence.’
      • ‘We now know that this was financial flatulence based on wishful thinking rather than any hard analysis.’
      • ‘But for the most part, the beauty is lost in the sonic flatulence of self-important experimentation.’
      • ‘The sheer flatulence of ego on display beggars description.’
      • ‘Today we have seen him fluff and flounce; he has been full of verbal flatulence all day.’

Pronunciation

flatulence

/ˈflatjʊl(ə)ns/