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flat•u•lent  (flachə lənt),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. Physiologygenerating gas in the alimentary canal, as food.
  2. Physiologyattended with, caused by, or suffering from such an accumulation of gas.
  3. having unsupported pretensions;
    inflated and empty;
    turgid:a flatulent style.
flatu•lence, flatu•len•cy, n. 
flatu•lent•ly, adv. 
  • Neo-Latin flātulentus; see flatus, -ulent
  • 1590–1600

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flatulent /ˈflætjʊlənt/ adj
  1. suffering from or caused by an excessive amount of gas in the alimentary canal, producing uncomfortable distension
  2. generating excessive gas in the alimentary canal
  3. pretentious or windy in style
Etymology: 16th Century: from New Latin flātulentus, from Latin: flatus

ˈflatulence, ˈflatulency n ˈflatulently adv

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