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Definitions for flatulence
flat·u·lence

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flatulence, flatulency, gasnoun

    a state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal

  2. turgidity, turgidness, flatulencenoun

    pompously embellished language

Wiktionary

  1. flatulencenoun

    The state of having gas, often malodorous, trapped (and often released, frequently with noise) in the digestive system of a human and some other animals; wind; and when released, a flatus, a fart.

  2. flatulencenoun

    The release of such gas, farting.

  3. Etymology: of origin, ultimately flo.

Wikipedia

  1. Flatulence

    Flatulence, in humans, is the expulsion of gas from the intestines via the anus, commonly referred to as farting. "Flatus" is the medical word for gas generated in the stomach or bowels. A proportion of intestinal gas may be swallowed environmental air, and hence flatus is not entirely generated in the stomach or bowels. The scientific study of this area of medicine is termed flatology.Flatus is brought to the rectum and pressurized by muscles in the intestines. It is normal to pass flatus ("to fart"), though volume and frequency vary greatly among individuals. It is also normal for intestinal gas to have a feculent or unpleasant odor, which may be intense. The noise commonly associated with flatulence ("blowing a raspberry") is produced by the anus and buttocks, which act together in a manner similar to that of an embouchure. Both the sound and odor are sources of embarrassment, annoyance or amusement (flatulence humor). There are several general symptoms related to intestinal gas: pain, bloating and abdominal distension, excessive flatus volume, excessive flatus odor, and gas incontinence. Furthermore, eructation (colloquially known as "burping") is sometimes included under the topic of flatulence. When excessive or malodorous, flatus can be a sign of a health disorder, such as irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease or lactose intolerance.

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  1. flatulence

    Flatulence, also known as passing gas or farting, is the release of excess gas from the digestive system through the rectum. This gas is a mixture of oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, hydrogen, and sometimes methane, which is produced by the body during the digestion of food. Flatulence can be caused by swallowing excess air or the breakdown of undigested foods by harmless bacteria in the large intestine. It is a normal bodily function, though excessive flatulence might indicate a digestive issue.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flatulencenoun

    alt. of Flatlency

Wikidata

  1. Flatulence

    Flatulence is defined in the medical literature as "flatus expelled through the anus" or the "quality or state of being flatulent", which is defined in turn as "marked by or affected with gases generated in the intestine or stomach; likely to cause digestive flatulence." The root of these words is from the Latin flatus - "a blowing, a breaking wind". Flatus is also the medical word for gas generated in the stomach or bowels. These standard definitions do not reflect the fact that a proportion of intestinal gas may be composed of swallowed environmental air, and hence flatus is not totally generated in the stomach or bowels. The scientific study of this area of medicine is termed flatology. It is normal for humans to pass flatus per rectum, although the amount and the frequency may vary greatly between individuals. It is also normal for intestinal gas passed per rectum to have a characteristic feculent odor, although this too may vary in concentration. Flatus is brought to the rectum by specialized contractions of the muscles in the intestines and colon. The noises commonly associated with flatulence are caused by the vibration of the anal sphincter, and occasionally by the closed buttocks. Both the noise and odor associated with flatus leaving the anus can be sources of embarrassment or comedy in many cultures.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Flatulence

    Production or presence of gas in the gastrointestinal tract which may be expelled through the anus.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flatulence in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flatulence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of flatulence in a Sentence

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    In this scenario, the growling can be associated with gas, flatulence and distention of the abdomen.

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