Definition of gassy in English:



  • 1Resembling or full of gas.

    ‘the beer was served too gassy and too cold’
    • ‘I travelled with them to share the excitement of the popping mud pools, gassy steam vents, bubbling springs and sulphur pits.’
    • ‘The British-born chartered accountant spotted a niche in the market for a less gassy premium lager particularly suitable for drinking with Asian food.’
    • ‘This should be accompanied by a pint of gassy lager.’
    • ‘Dull, gassy, chemical-tasting beer was taking a back seat to luscious, vanilla-flavoured, fruity wine that didn't need food to bring out its flavour.’
    • ‘The gassy giant, Jupiter, can be seen shining high in the constellation of Leo.’
    • ‘Up to now astronomers have only been able to detect vast gassy planets the size of Jupiter or larger by measuring the way their gravity tugs on their parent stars and makes them ‘wobble’.’
    • ‘These are the off-flavours that make wines taste sweaty, eggy, gassy or vinegary, the nasties that give you a bad head in the morning, and the carcinogens that get you in the long run.’
    • ‘All the other solar systems that have been found have big, gassy planets circling too close to their stars to allow them to be anything like Earth or its fellow planets, the British and US-based researchers said on Wednesday.’
    • ‘Memory is a treacherous place, a bog that can drag you down into its gassy depths and play tricks on you.’
    • ‘On rocky planets, all the necessary chemicals for life can collect in one place, rather than floating freely through a gassy atmosphere.’
    • ‘They are also less gassy than normal lagers and much cheaper.’
    • ‘To the dismay of the already frazzled travellers, the aircraft was diverted to Gatwick after reports on board of a gassy odour.’
    • ‘Their cider apple flavoured pop was even more dull, heavy, gassy and unpleasant than real cider.’
    • ‘After two or three strips, even these strains get the heave, expiring with, at best, a gassy sputter.’
    • ‘The result is a gassy, weak beer with plenty of critics.’
    • ‘It is not an exercise in cultural studies; instead it is just what it claims to be: a guide to the rocky, gassy, icy spheres of all those classroom wall charts and Nasa photographs.’
    • ‘Foolishly, I had eaten some particularly gassy food the night before and was suffering the consequences…’
    • ‘It contains a food enzyme from a natural source that works with your body's digestion to break down the complex sugars in gassy foods making them more digestible.’
    • ‘‘This is not a gassy pit and neither is it a watery pit, but in the lifetime of the pit the pumps or the fans have not been switched off for two months, so no-one is really sure,’ he said.’
    • ‘Although the causes of the variation remain unclear, the star's interaction with the gassy, dusty environment in which it was born certainly plays a big role.’
    foaming, foamy, bubbling, bubbly, fizzy, sparkling, effervescent, carbonated, aerated
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    1. 1.1North American (of a person) flatulent.
      • ‘Around 8: 00 or so I felt really bloated and gassy - it felt like my intestines were in knots.’
      • ‘Symptoms can include feeling tired all the time, gassy and bloated.’
      • ‘A greasy, gassy but much happier little fellow has resulted.’
      • ‘So all I really got from it was that I have a really gassy baby, which I knew.’
      • ‘If soy or other legumes make you gassy and give you cramps find something else, don't pop digestive aids like candy.’
      • ‘Most recipes direct you to skim the foam from the pot, but this is mainly for aesthetic reasons; the foam isn't harmful and, contrary to some opinions, won't make you gassy.’
      • ‘These changes can also lead to indigestion, which can make you feel very full, bloated or gassy.’
      • ‘Normally, when I'm worried about something, even about not finishing my homework, I get a loud heartbeat, can't keep food down, and that gassy feeling I told you about appears.’
      • ‘However, lots of frequent small breastfeedings are likely to contain more foremilk than hindmilk which apparently can make baby much more gassy.’
      • ‘Yesterday we even drove all they way up to take the ferry to Mackinac Island, where we took a carriage ride on the world's most gassy horse.’
      • ‘If you feel more gassy than normal, don't be alarmed; this is normal.’
      • ‘I was gassy when I got home, and actually woke up halfway through the night pretty sick.’
      • ‘If your baby is more gassy, burping a few times during the feeding may help.’
      • ‘He's fussy, gassy, possibly lactose-intolerant, and suffering from what appears to be day-night confusion.’
      • ‘At the same time, I was getting that gassy feeling again.’
  • 2informal (of a person or language) inclined to be verbose.

    ‘a long and gassy book’
    • ‘It starts out kind of gassy and repetitive.’
    • ‘And she was devout in a way that indicated that the religion was based in a great many particulars, not some gassy generality about being kind to plants and believing in clean water.’
    • ‘In places, especially when the subject is art or religion, the language can get vague and gassy, but just plow through these patches.’
    • ‘The paragraph is remarkable for its gassy banality, but let us just marvel at the folly of that last line.’
    • ‘He does that by making fun of ‘the jargon, the mush, the smog, the dull pompous, boneless, gassy language’ that afflicts the world today.’
    • ‘Without naming a specific offender he generalizes about bloggers for 1,300 gassy words.’
    wordy, loquacious, garrulous, talkative, voluble, orotund, expansive, babbling, blathering, prattling, prating, jabbering, gushing, effusive
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