MEANING: verb tr., intr.:
1. To belch: to expel gases from the stomach through the mouth.
2. To emit violently, fumes from a volcano, for example.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin eructare (to vomit, belch, discharge). Ultimately from the Indo-European root reug- (to vomit, to belch, smoke, cloud), which also gave us reek and German rauchen (to smoke). Earliest documented use: 1666.

KERUCT - Yer right!

RERUCT - belch again

ERUNT - (v) they were to have been; (n) even more runty than a D-runt