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bloat

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adjective \ˈblōt\

Definition of bloat



Origin of bloat

Middle English blout, blote soft, pliable, from Old Norse blautr soft, weak; akin to Old English blēat miserable


First Known Use: 14th century


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bloat

verb

Definition of bloat

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to make turgid or swollen b :  to cause abdominal distension in

  3. 2 :  to fill to capacity or overflowing

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  swell



1677

First Known Use of bloat

1677


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bloat

noun

Simple Definition of bloat

  • : too much growth

Full Definition of bloat

  1. 1 a :  one that is bloated b :  unwarranted or excessive growth or enlargement <bureaucratic bloat>

  2. 2 :  digestive disturbance of ruminant animals and especially cattle marked by accumulation of gas in one or more stomach compartments

  3. 3 :  a condition of large dogs marked by distension and usually life-threatening rotation of the stomach

1836

First Known Use of bloat

1836


BLOAT Defined for Kids

bloat

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verb \ˈblōt\

Definition of bloat

bloat·edbloat·ing

  1. :  to make swollen with or as if with fluid




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