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bloat

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adjective \ˈblōt\

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

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

  3. 2 :  to fill to capacity or overflowing

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  swell

First Known Use of bloat

1677


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bloat

noun

Definition of bloat

  1. 1a :  one that is bloatedb :  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

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

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verb \ˈblōt\

Definition of bloat for Students

bloated

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bloating

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


Medical Dictionary

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bloat

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verb \ˈblōt\

Medical Definition of bloat

  1. :  to make turgid:a:  to produce edema inb:  to cause or result in accumulation of gas in the digestive tract of cucumbers sometimes bloat mec:  to cause abdominal distension in

  2. intransitive verb

  3. :  to become turgid


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bloat

noun

Medical Definition of bloat

  1. 1:  a digestive disturbance of ruminant animals and especially cattle marked by accumulation of gas in one or more stomach compartments

  2. 2a:  a condition of large dogs marked by distension and usually life-threatening rotation of the stomachb:  any flatulent digestive disturbance of domestic animals



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