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bloviate

bloviate

verb blo·vi·ate \ˈblō-vē-ˌāt\
blo·vi·at·edblo·vi·at·ing

Definition of BLOVIATE

intransitive verb
:  to speak or write verbosely and windily
blo·vi·a·tion \ˌblō-vē-ˈā-shən\ noun

Origin of BLOVIATE

perhaps irregular from 1blow
First Known Use: circa 1879

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