Bloat meaning

blōt
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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Bloat is defined as to swell with air, water or pride.

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.

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To cause to swell up or inflate, as with liquid or gas.
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To cure (fish) by soaking in brine and half-drying in smoke.
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To become swollen or inflated.
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A swelling of the rumen or intestinal tract of cattle and domestic animals that is caused by excessive gas formation following fermentation of ingested watery legumes or green forage.
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An excess or surfeit, as of employees, expenses, or procedures.

Corporate bloat.

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Swollen or distended; puffed up.
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To swell, as with water or air.
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To puff up, as with pride.
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To make or become overly large.

A bloated state budget.

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A person or thing that has bloated.
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A gassy swelling of the abdomen usually caused by watery forage.
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To cure or preserve (herring, etc.) by soaking in salt water, smoking, and half-drying.
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Abdominal distention due to swallowed air or intestinal gas production.
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To cause to become distended.
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To fill soft substance with gas, water, etc.; to cause to swell.
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(intransitive) To become distended; to swell up.

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To fill with vanity or conceit.

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To preserve by slightly salting and lightly smoking.

Bloated herring.

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Distention of the abdomen from death.
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(figuratively) Wasteful use of space.

Adding an e-mail feature to this simple text editor would be pointless bloat.

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(derogatory, slang, dated) A worthless, dissipated fellow.
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(obsolete) Bloated.

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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