bloat·​ed | \ ˈblō-təd How to pronounce bloated (audio) \

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 largea 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
Recent Examples on the Web The Lakers, under Pelinka and Johnson, traded Russell on June 20, 2017, to Brooklyn along with Timofey Mozgov and his bloated contract to free up cap space for 2018. Tania Ganguli,, "Timing of Anthony Davis trade might hamper Lakers' signing of third star," 16 June 2019 They would be saddled with an aging, underperforming player with a bloated contract for the last 2 years of his deal. Jeremy Cluff, azcentral, "Kevin Love trade: Phoenix Suns should not make deal with Cleveland Cavaliers, fans say," 11 Dec. 2019 If Scott somehow gets an extension of his current bloated contract (ends in 2022), the Pac-12 CEO Group is asleep at the wheel. John Canzano | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Canzano: Lessons learned in Oregon Ducks Rose Bowl season," 8 Dec. 2019 So there were our beds, speckled with currant-size turds and tufts of bloated, discolored insulation. David Sedaris, The New Yorker, "Hurricane Season," 25 Nov. 2019 With per barrel costs of $2.80, Aramco produces oil more efficiently than any other oil company in the world — a stark contrast to the bloated, corrupt national oil companies of Russia, Venezuela, and Nigeria. Daniel Tenreiro, National Review, "The Saudi Aramco IPO Raises Serious Geopolitical Concerns," 13 Nov. 2019 Instead, they were forced to hand out bloated contracts to other teams’ rejects -- Bobby Portis, Julius Randle, Taj Gibson, Marcus Morris Sr. and Wayne Ellington. Chris Fedor, cleveland, "Collin Sexton’s career night helps Cleveland Cavaliers continue dominance against Knicks, 108-87," 11 Nov. 2019 The inability of the formal sector to absorb a growing labour force, coupled with a freeze in public-sector employment under recent economic reforms, has resulted in a bloated informal sector. Stephen Onyeiwu, Quartz Africa, "Nigeria needs a competent customs service, not border closure," 28 Oct. 2019 Aging forward Milan Lucic was signed to a bloated contract that chewed up salary cap space. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, "Todd McLellan and Dallas Eakins overcame forgettable stints with the Edmonton Oilers," 6 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of bloated

1656, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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11 Jan 2020

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“Bloated.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of bloated

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

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