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 or gases generated in the alimentary canal; windy.

2.

Generating, or tending to generate, wind in the stomach.

Vegetables abound more with aerial particles than animal substances, and therefore are more flatulent. Arbuthnot.

3.

Turgid with flatus; as, a flatulent tumor.

Quincy.

4.

Pretentious without substance or reality; puffy; empty; vain; as, a flatulent vanity.

He is too flatulent sometimes, and sometimes too dry. Dryden.

 

© Webster 1913.

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