The definition of bloat is a swollen person or thing.(adjective)
An example of bloat is a belly after eating too much.
Bloat is defined as to swell with air, water or pride.(verb)
See bloat in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME blout, soft < ON blautr; ult. < IE base *bhel-, to swell: see ball
transitive verb, intransitive verb
Origin: ME blote, soft with moisture < ON blautr, soaked: see bloat
See bloat in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb bloat·ed, bloat·ing, bloats verb, transitive
Origin: From Middle English blout, soft, puffed
Origin: , from Old Norse blautr, soft, soaked; see bhleu- in Indo-European roots.
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