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bloat

adjective \ ˈblōt \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of bloat

Origin and Etymology of bloat

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


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bloat

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

Recent Examples of bloat from the Web

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First Known Use of bloat

1677


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bloat

noun

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

Recent Examples of bloat from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'bloat.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of bloat

1836


BLOAT Defined for English Language Learners

bloat

noun

Definition of bloat for English Language Learners

  • : too much growth


BLOAT Defined for Kids

bloat

verb \ ˈblōt \

Definition of bloat for Students

bloated; bloating
:to make swollen with or as if with fluid

Medical Dictionary

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bloat

transitive verb \ ˈblōt \

medical Definition of bloat

:to make turgid:
a :to produce edema in
b :to cause or result in accumulation of gas in the digestive tract of
  • cucumbers sometimes bloat me
c :to cause abdominal distension in
intransitive verb
:to become turgid

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bloat

noun

medical Definition of bloat

1 :a digestive disturbance of ruminant animals and especially cattle marked by accumulation of gas in one or more stomach compartments
2 a :a condition of large dogs marked by distension and usually life-threatening rotation of the stomach
b :any flatulent digestive disturbance of domestic animals


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