ellesieg (ellesieg) wrote in 1word1day,

Tuesday Word: eructation

Eructation (\i-ˌrək-ˈtā-shən) can refer to both a burp or the eruption of a volcano. In its former sense, I like to think of an eructation as a particularly dramatic burp, with shock waves rolling out from the mouth of a slovenly diner, shattering every wine glass in the room, smashing through a plate-glass window and escaping into the night, where it whips every dog within a five-mile radius into a frenzy. It can describe any type of burp, however. Eructation comes from the Latin e-, a variant of ex- (out) and ructare (burp or belch).
Tags: e, latin, noun, wordsmith: ellesieg

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