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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flatus  \Fla"tus\,  n.;  pl  E.  {Flatuses},  L.  {Flatus}.  [L.,  fr 
  flare  to  blow.] 
  1.  A  breath;  a  puff  of  wind.  --Clarke. 
 
  2.  Wind  or  gas  generated  in  the  stomach  or  other  cavities  of 
  the  body.  --Quincy. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flatus 
  n  :  a  reflex  that  expels  intestinal  gas  through  the  anus  [syn:  {fart}, 
  {farting},  {wind},  {breaking  wind}] 




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