bloat·ed | \ˈblō-təd \

Definition of bloated 

: overfilled and extended with liquid, gas, food, etc. felt bloated from eating too much a bloated body often used figuratively to describe something as having grown excessively large a bloated budgeta bloated bureaucracy

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Examples of bloated in a Sentence

I felt bloated from eating too much. a bloated sense of his own importance

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Some players may want to avoid feeling bloated and are simply refreshing their mouths in the heat. New York Times, "That Spitting Thing at the World Cup? It’s Probably ‘Carb Rinsing’," 11 July 2018 Yes, this means certain sections are bloated or unnecessarily repetitive. Alexis Burling,, "‘I Will Be Complete,’ by Glen David Gold," 21 June 2018 That’s why people tend to be more bloated at night. Lauren Levinson, Harper's BAZAAR, "I Stopped Eating Carbs After 2:30 p.m. and It Changed My Body," 14 June 2018 The Phillies will be active, willing to trade prospects, and pick up bloated contracts. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, "MLB trade targets: Top 20 players who could move by the deadline," 29 May 2018 Some current and former employees said bloated contracts for talent weighed the company down and led to layoffs. Fox News, "How a weakened ESPN became consumed by politics," 25 May 2018 Some current and former employees said bloated contracts for talent weighed the company down and led to layoffs. Shalini Ramachandran, WSJ, "How a Weakened ESPN Became Consumed by Politics," 24 May 2018 Why take on a bloated contract that Griffin signed last summer for 5 years and $171 million. Jamie Samuelsen, Detroit Free Press, "I don't like Pistons' Blake Griffin trade — he's no longer a top-15 player," 31 Jan. 2018 Through the end of summer, visitors are invited to approach this bloated cousin of the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile and the Catbus from My Neighbor Totoro and snag one free all-beef hot dog per day. Shoshana Wodinsky, The Verge, "We have some questions about this blobby yellow bus that dispenses free hot dogs," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of bloated

1656, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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English Language Learners Definition of bloated

: very swollen : too full of liquid, gas, food, etc.

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