Flatulent

Flat"u*lent

(?), a. [L. flatus a blowing, flatus ventris windiness, flatulence, fr. flare to blow: cf. F. flatulent. See Blow.] 1. Affected with flatus{2} or gases generated in the alimentary canal; windy.
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2. Generating, or tending to generate, wind in the stomach.
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Vegetables abound more with arial particles than animal substances, and therefore are more flatulent.
Arbuthnot.
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3. Turgid with flatus; as, a flatulent tumor. Quincy.
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4. Pretentious without substance or reality; puffy; empty; vain; as, a flatulent vanity.
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He is too flatulent sometimes, and sometimes too dry.
Dryden.
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