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1. Affected with flatus or gases generated in the alimentary canal; windy.

2. Generating, or tending to generate, wind in the stomach. Vegetables abound more with aerial particles than animal substances, and therefore are more flatulent. (Arbuthnot)

3. Turgid with flatus; as, a flatulent tumour.

4. Pretentious without substance or reality; puffy; empty; vain; as, a flatulent vanity. He is too flatulent sometimes, and sometimes too dry. (Dryden)

Origin: L. Flatus a blowing, flatus ventris windiness, flatulence, fr. Flare to blow: cf. F. Flatulent. See blow.