A normal process to relieve distention from the air that accumulates in the stomach. The upper abdominal discomfort associated with excessive swallowed air may extend into the lower chest, producing symptoms suggesting heart or lung disease.
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SYN: eructation. [A.S. baelcian]

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belch·ing (belchґing) eructation.

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