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Word of the Day for Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Posted by thesinger on June 19, 2007

Eructation \ih-ruhk-TAY-shuhn\, noun:

The act of belching; a belch.

Ignatius belched, the gassy eructations echoing between the walls of the alley.
— John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces

The explosion, at this distance, sounds like a faint, feeble eructation.
— Peter Conrad, “Bangs to whimpers”, The Observer, March 7, 2004

Eructation comes from Latin eructatio, from eructare, from e-, “out” + ructare, “to belch.”

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2 Responses to “Word of the Day for Tuesday, June 19, 2007”

  1. random thinker said

    hey that is so nice to know, thanks for that _____ post.

  2. Angela said

    In the spirit of proper sounding words… Did you know that it is illegal in Odessey to expectorate on a public walkway?

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