An example of bloat is a belly after eating too much.
An example of bloat is filling a tire with air; the air has caused the tire the bloat.
An example of bloat is filling an empty balloon with water; the water has caused the balloon to bloat.
An example of bloat is feeding a person's ego with compliments; his ego bloat with compliments.
A bloated state budget.
Adding an e-mail feature to this simple text editor would be pointless bloat.
Origin of bloat
- From Middle English blout soft, puffed from Old Norse blautr soft, soaked bhleu- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Perhaps from Old Norse blautr (“soft”), akin to Danish blød and German bloß (“nude”).