Definition of eructation in English:

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eructation

Pronunciation: /ˌiːrʌkˈteɪʃ(ə)n/
Pronunciation: /ˌɪrʌkˈteɪʃ(ə)n/ Pronunciation: /ɛrʌkˈteɪʃ(ə)n/

noun

formal
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.

Derivatives

eructate

Pronunciation: /ˌiːˈrʌkteɪt/
Pronunciation: /ɪˈrʌkteɪt/
verb ( rare)
Example sentences
  • Someone has told the Government that ruminants eructate methane into the atmosphere, and that methane is a terrible greenhouse gas.
  • She eructates vast quantities of wind after eating.
  • He eructated gas in large quantities constantly throughout the night, but it afforded no relief.

Origin

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

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: eruc|ta¦tion

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