The release of gases from the anus. This is due to the buildup in the colon of methane and other gases which are byproducts of digestion.

Flatulence tends to smell bad, due to its origins alongside feces.

Also known as farting.

usually caused by indegestible sugars in:

Flat"u*lence (?), Flat"u*len*cy (?) n. [Cf. F. flatulence.]

The state or quality of being flatulent.

 

© Webster 1913.

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