Definitions for: Belch

[n] a reflex that expels wind noisily from the stomach through the mouth
[v] expel gas from the stomach; "In China it is polite to burp at the table"
[v] become active and spew forth lava and rocks; of volcanoes; "Vesuvius erupts once in a while"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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

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.

Belch, v. i.
1. To eject wind from the stomach through the mouth; to

2. To issue with spasmodic force or noise. --Dryden.

Belch, n.
1. The act of belching; also, that which is belched; an

2. Malt liquor; -- vulgarly so called as causing eructation.
[Obs.] --Dennis.

Synonyms: belching, bubble, burp, burp, burping, eruct, eructation, erupt, extravasate

See Also: breathe, burst, ejection, emit, explode, expulsion, forcing out, inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, pass off, physiological reaction, projection, reflex, unconditioned reflex

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