One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Distension of the abdomen, especially by gas in the gastrointestinal tract or peritoneal cavity.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Robert J. Graves (1796–1853), physician. From post-classical Latin meteorismus meteorismus, perhaps via French météorisme. Compare Italian meteorismo.
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.