Definition of gassy in English:

gassy

Syllabification: gas·sy
Pronunciation: /ˈɡasē
 
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adjective (gassier, gassiest)

1Of, like, or full of gas: the carbonated water has a gassy, soda-pop character gassy planets like Jupiter
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  • All the other solar systems that have been found have big, gassy planets circling too close to their stars to allow them to be anything like Earth or its fellow planets, the British and US-based researchers said on Wednesday.
  • Up to now astronomers have only been able to detect vast gassy planets the size of Jupiter or larger by measuring the way their gravity tugs on their parent stars and makes them ‘wobble’.
  • The British-born chartered accountant spotted a niche in the market for a less gassy premium lager particularly suitable for drinking with Asian food.
2 informal (Of people or language) inclined to be verbose: a long and gassy book
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  • He does that by making fun of ‘the jargon, the mush, the smog, the dull pompous, boneless, gassy language’ that afflicts the world today.
  • It starts out kind of gassy and repetitive.
  • In places, especially when the subject is art or religion, the language can get vague and gassy, but just plow through these patches.
3North American (Of people) flatulent.
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  • I was gassy when I got home, and actually woke up halfway through the night pretty sick.
  • So all I really got from it was that I have a really gassy baby, which I knew.
  • If your baby is more gassy, burping a few times during the feeding may help.

Derivatives

gassiness

noun
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  • It was, in fact, a word for symptoms that included constipation, abdominal fullness, gassiness, and/or nausea, which could be accompanied by fever.
  • To reduce sodium, gassiness and that canned taste, pour off the canning liquid, rinse the beans in cold water, then drain.

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