Bloat Definition

blōt
bloating, bloats
verb
To swell, as with water or air.
Webster's New World
To puff up, as with pride.
Webster's New World
To make or become overly large.
A bloated state budget.
Webster's New World
To cure or preserve (herring, etc.) by soaking in salt water, smoking, and half-drying.
Webster's New World

To fill with vanity or conceit.

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noun
A person or thing that has bloated.
Webster's New World
A gassy swelling of the abdomen usually caused by watery forage.
Webster's New World
An excess or surfeit, as of employees, expenses, or procedures.
Corporate bloat.
American Heritage
Abdominal distention due to swallowed air or intestinal gas production.
American Heritage Medicine
(figuratively) Wasteful use of space.
Adding an e-mail feature to this simple text editor would be pointless bloat.
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Synonyms:
overdistensionmeteorism
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adjective
Swollen or distended; puffed up.
Webster's New World
The definition of bloat is a swollen person or thing.
An example of bloat is a belly after eating too much.
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(obsolete) Bloated.
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Other Word Forms of Bloat

Noun

Singular:
bloat
Plural:
bloats

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”).

    From Wiktionary

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