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eructation (s), eructations (p) (noun forms)
1. Volcanoes pouring out fumes or lava (or a deposit so formed).
2. An erumpent (bursting forth, breaking out) blast of gas, wind, or other matter ejected from earthy depths.
3. A reflex that expels wind noisily from the stomach through the mouth.
4. The act of belching or the explosive oral expulsion of gas from the stomach through the mouth.
5. Burping or belching; that is, casting up wind (expelling air) from the stomach through the mouth.

Depending on the cause, belching may change in duration and intensity. Causes include:

  • Pressure caused by the unconscious swallowing of air.
  • Consumption of gas-producing foods or drinks; such as, drinking carbonated beverages.
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Word Entries containing the term: “eructation
nervous eructation, eructatio nervosa (s); nervous eructations (pl) (noun forms)
A neurosis characterized by repeated belching.
This entry is located in the following units: nervo-, nerv-, nervi- (page 2) ruct- + (page 1)