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eructation Line breaks: eruc|ta¦tion
Pronunciation: /ˌiːrʌkˈteɪʃ(ə)n/
/ˌɪrʌkˈteɪʃ(ə)n/ /ɛrʌkˈteɪʃ(ə)n/

Definition of eructation in English:


A belch: I heard what sounded like a half-stoppered eructation [mass noun]: the only complaint that still tormented her was eructation
More example sentences
  • It is specifically very effective for diarrhea and digestive problems especially associated with an acid digestive system with acid eructations, diarrhea and abdominal pains.
  • This may be accompanied by sourish and burning eructations, bowel discharges that contain sour and fermented material.
  • The main symptoms described were diarrhea alternating with constipation (constipation predominant), abdominal bloating, pain (particularly post-prandial), non-acid eructation, and fatigue.



Pronunciation: /ˌiːˈrʌkt/
verb ( rare )
Example sentences
  • On Monday, the volcano eructed heat clouds and ash as officials warned another eruption is expected.
  • He ate voraciously, smacking his lips, breathing hard, now and then eructing with frank energy and satisfaction.
  • The wind which he eructed was always of a highly acid and inodorous smell.


Pronunciation: /ˌiːˈrʌkteɪt/
verb ( rare )
Example sentences
  • No other country is quite so concerned about the impact of cows eructating, and so it is appropriate that this work has been done here.
  • They consume peculiar food substances such as beef jerky and pork rinds, after which they eructate loudly.
  • He eructated gas in large quantities constantly throughout the night, but it afforded no relief.


Late Middle English: from Latin eructatio(n-), from the verb eructare, from e- (variant of ex-) 'out' + ructare 'belch'.

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