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 budget a bloated bureaucracy
Examples of bloated in a Sentence
I felt bloated from eating too much.
a bloated sense of his own importance
Recent Examples of bloated from the Web
In a viciously competitive, financially bloated NFL, a team needs both kinds of personalities to thrive.
The U.S. and many other major economies remain stuck in sluggish growth, despite bloated central-bank balance sheets and enormous debts accumulated by national governments.
A team of Chinese doctors advising on his treatment said Mr. Liu’s stomach was increasingly bloated, his abdominal wall was inflamed, his blood pressure was falling, and his kidneys were faltering, the hospital said.
Manufacturing payrolls likely rebounded after factories shed 1,000 jobs in May. But employment in the automobile sector probably declined further as slowing sales and bloated inventories force manufacturers to cut back on production.
Come 1953, this legal prodigy was named McCarthy’s boy-wonder chief counsel, and the news photos told the tale: the sharp-faced, heavy-lidded 26-year-old with cherubic cheeks, whispering intimately into the ear of the bloated McCarthy.
Carare’s normally 111-pound body was bloated like a balloon, and cocooned in hospital wires.
Too much of that debt was tied up in high-risk mortgages made in a bloated housing sector.
With a bloated payroll and nothing to offer free agents beyond salary-cap exceptions, the Pistons could look to unload players via trade.
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Definition of bloated for English Language Learners
: very swollen : too full of liquid, gas, food, etc.
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