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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I felt bloated from eating too much. a bloated sense of his own importance
Recent Examples on the Web The only reason to be wary is if this one is successful, Jackson may be inspired to do a massively bloated, epic live-action trilogy based on Yellow Submarine. Alison Willmore, Vulture, "65 Movies We Can’t Wait to See in 2021," 5 Jan. 2021 Cons: With so many bloated contracts, the salary situation is untenable. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, "Ranking NFL's six open head coaching jobs in 2021 from worst to first," 4 Jan. 2021 But while attempting to trim the fat off bloated state firms, Beijing is also bullying private firms. Daniel Tenreiro, National Review, "Where Is Jack Ma?," 4 Jan. 2021 Cons: With so many bloated contracts, the salary situation is untenable. Nate Davis, Detroit Free Press, "Ranking Detroit Lions' head coach job among 6 NFL openings in 2021: Worst to first," 4 Jan. 2021 From bloated manufacturing contracts to uneasy relations with other space powers to the unfocused branding and mission of the US' new Space Force, no bit of real life detail was too wonky or absurd for Space Force to find a way to incorporate it. Ars Staff, Ars Technica, "TV Technica 2020: Our favorite shows and binges in a year of living distantly," 26 Dec. 2020 Superhero movies, mostly bloated and aimless barges, tend to run aground on the shoals of time. Jill Lepore, The New Yorker, "Does “Wonder Woman 1984” Hide Its Hero’s True Superpowers?," 25 Dec. 2020 Yet many institutions continue pouring millions of dollars into a bloated and largely futile diversity apparatus, while bypassing far more efficient and efficacious models. Pamela Newkirk, WSJ, "After 2020, How Do We Move Forward on Race?," 14 Dec. 2020 Daniel Tenreiro argued that a stimulus package of the type that is under consideration is not likely to generate inflation, despite the increase in already bloated M2 money stock. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, "The Capital Letter: Week of December 14," 18 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of bloated

1656, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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11 Jan 2021

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“Bloated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of bloated

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

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