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 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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First Known Use of bloated

1656, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bloated was in 1656

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23 May 2022

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“Bloated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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