Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Belching'
- the forceful expulsion of something from inside; "the belching of smoke from factory chimneys"
- a reflex that expels wind noisily from the stomach through the mouth [syn: belch, burp, burping, eructation]
- 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.]
- To eject or throw up from the stomach with violence; to eruct. I belched a hurricane of wind. --Swift.
- 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.
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[See more about Belching at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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Belching Sample Sentences in News
- Second Alaska volcano belching ash and steam
ANCHORAGE, May 16 — One of Alaska’s most active volcanoes has erupted with clouds of ash and steam, and lava is flowing down its snow-covered flank, scientists said yesterday. Pavlof Volcano began erupting on Monday and was still belching clouds, the Alaska Volcano Observatory said. It has been emitting occasional dark clouds of ash and steam ... Read more on this news related to 'Belching'
- Duterte signs IRR for anti-smoke belching ordinance: Cenro officer
The City Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro) yesterday released the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Ordinance No. 0280 or the Anti-Smoke Belching Ordinance enacted in 2006. “It was signed by acting mayor Rodrigo Duterte last April 22, and … Continue reading → Read more on this news related to 'Belching'
- My god, what's that STENCH belching from your iPhone?
I love the smell of freshly squashed pig in the mornin' A new prototype iPhone peripheral pumps out smells based on user interaction, allowing devs to add an aromatic dimension to games and messaging as long as users keep their reservoir stocked.… Read more on this news related to 'Belching'