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1bloat

adjective \ˈblōt\

Definition of BLOAT

:  bloated, puffy
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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

2bloat

verb

Definition of BLOAT

transitive verb
1
a :  to make turgid or swollen
b :  to cause abdominal distension in
2
:  to fill to capacity or overflowing
intransitive verb
:  swell

First Known Use of BLOAT

1677

3bloat

noun

: too much growth

Full Definition of BLOAT

1
a :  one that is bloated
b :  unwarranted or excessive growth or enlargement <bureaucratic bloat>
2
:  digestive disturbance of ruminant animals and especially cattle marked by accumulation of gas in one or more stomach compartments
3
:  a condition of large dogs marked by distension and usually life-threatening rotation of the stomach

First Known Use of BLOAT

1836
BLOAT Defined for Kids

bloat

verb \ˈblōt\
bloat·edbloat·ing

Definition of BLOAT for Kids

:  to make swollen with or as if with fluid

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