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Belching Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    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]
Belching Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Belching'

Belching (also known as burping, ructus, or eructation) involves the release of gas from the digestive tract (mainly esophagus and stomach) through the mouth. It is usually accompanied with a typical sound and, at times, an odor. In most parts of the world, especially in formal situations, audible burping is considered impolite. Belching in front of people in public places tends to be received in a manner similar to flatulence.

Belching is typically caused by swallowing air (aerophagia) when eating or drinking and subsequently expelling it, so in this case the expelled gas is mainly a mixture of nitrogen and oxygen. Burps can also be caused by drinking carbonated drinks such as beer, soft drinks, energy drinks or champagne, in which case the expelled gas is carbon dioxide from the drink itself. Common diabetes drugs metformin

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  • Smoke belchers warned
    ANYTIME soon, Cagayan de Oro’s anti-smoke belching ordinance will be implemented to curb pollution emitted by privately owned and public utility vehicles and those found with excessive emission of carbon dioxide (CO2) will be penalized, the City Local Environment and Natural Resources Office (Clenro) announced recently. Read more on this news related to 'Belching'
  • Belching Beaver going the brewpub route
    Brewery expansion remains in full swing, with yet another local brewing company closing in on a satellite location. This time it’s one of the breweries that helped start the tasting room trend, Belching Beaver Brewery . Back in 2012, the Vista-based operation became the second San Diego company to go this route, opening up a tasting-only spot in North Park. This Read more on this news related to 'Belching'
  • Belching Beaver hitting the Hop Highway
    I was at a San Diego Brewers Guild meeting at a Vista brewery when the owner, Tom Vogel , approached me and asked, “Are you Brandon Hernández?” Read more on this news related to 'Belching'

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