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belching


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Belch  \Belch\  (b[e^]lch;  224),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Belched} 
  (b[e^]lcht);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Belching}.]  [OE.  belken  AS 
  bealcan  akin  to  E.  bellow.  See  {Bellow},  v.  i.] 
  1.  To  eject  or  throw  up  from  the  stomach  with  violence;  to 
  eruct. 
 
  I  belched  a  hurricane  of  wind.  --Swift. 
 
  2.  To  eject  violently  from  within;  to  cast  forth;  to  emit;  to 
  give  vent  to  to  vent. 
 
  Within  the  gates  that  now  Stood  open  wide,  belching 
  outrageous  flame.  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  belching 
  n  1:  the  forceful  expulsion  of  something  from  inside;  "the 
  belching  of  smoke  from  factory  chimneys" 
  2:  a  reflex  that  expels  wind  noisily  from  the  stomach  through 
  the  mouth  [syn:  {belch},  {burp},  {burping},  {eructation}] 




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