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FLATULENCE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does flatulence mean? 

FLATULENCE (noun)
  The noun FLATULENCE has 2 senses:

1. a state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal
2. pompously embellished language

  Familiarity information: FLATULENCE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FLATULENCE (noun)


Sense 1flatulence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

flatulence; flatulency; gas

Hypernyms ("flatulence" is a kind of...):

physiological condition; physiological state (the state of the body or bodily functions)


Sense 2flatulence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pompously embellished language

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

turgidity; turgidness; flatulence

Hypernyms ("flatulence" is a kind of...):

long-windedness; prolixity; prolixness; windiness; wordiness (boring verbosity)


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