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eructation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n eructation a reflex that expels gas noisily from the stomach through the mouth
    • n eructation (of volcanos) pouring out fumes or lava (or a deposit so formed)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Eructation A violent belching out or emitting, as of gaseous or other matter from the crater of a volcano, geyser, etc.
    • Eructation The act of belching wind from the stomach; a belch.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n eructation A belching of wind from the stomach; a belch.
    • n eructation A violent bursting forth or ejection of matter from the earth.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Eructation the act of belching: a violent ejection of wind or other matter from the earth, as a volcano, &c
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. eructatio,: cf. F. éructation,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. eructāre, -ātume, out, ructāre, to belch forth.

Usage

In literature:

Mr. P. is sullen, and seems to mistake an eructation for the breaking of wind backwards.
"The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, Volume I" by Tobias Smollett
The myopic digital calculation of coins, eructation consequent upon repletion.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
In returning the cup to him, the Vizier elegantly eructed in his face.
"The Life of Lord Byron" by John Galt
He performed eructations with the disarming naturalness of a baby.
"The Price of Love" by Arnold Bennett
Associated Words: belch, belching, eructation, crepitus, ructation, tympany, carminative, flatulent, tympanitis.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
Their dinner finished, they rose, stretching and eructating in true Rabelaisian fashion.
"Paradise Garden" by George Gibbs
In this case there is a stop of the motion of the heart, and at the same time a tendency to eructation from the stomach.
"Zoonomia, Vol. I" by Erasmus Darwin
Thirst and frequent acid eructations accompany the imperfect digestion.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
Acid eructations are spoken of as "heartburn," and are occasioned by the increased activity of the acid making glands of the stomach.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
Now and then tasteless or saltish eructations occur.
"Intestinal Ills" by Alcinous Burton Jamison
Eructations of gas in large quantities, which gave no relief; the least particle of food or drink excited these eructations.
"Doctor Jones' Picnic" by S. E. Chapman
O, the Eructations of an exulcerated Heart!
"A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718" by Wallace Notestein
Bitter eructations, great nausea and retching, with a desire for stool.
"New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers" by Various
Gaseous eructations are common.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
We ate fifty oysters, and drank two bottles of sparkling champagne, which made my two guests eruct and blush and laugh at the same time.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. VI (of VI), "Spanish Passions" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
Once, during a fit of eructation, Monroe thought he would surely die, and got ready to make his will.
"Edith and John" by Franklin S. Farquhar
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