bloated

adjective

bloat·​ed ˈblō-təd How to pronounce bloated (audio)
: 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 on the Web In photos shared by the aquarium, the giant odd-looking fish shaped like a bloated silver dollar appeared to be lying on its side in the sand with its mouth open. Joe Sutton, CNN, 8 June 2024 Emmett Till, 14, is laid out on a cot in a Chicago funeral home, his face disfigured and bloated. Lucy McKeon, New York Times, 3 June 2024 In the months before murdering his mother, for instance, a bloated, dull-eyed Gordon had been reduced to playing four sets a night for $30 with a faceless outfit called the Blue Monkeys in a gritty Santa Monica bar. Marc Ballon, Los Angeles Times, 1 June 2024 At nearly three hours, the anthology film was divisive: Some hailed its scabrous take on human nature as brilliant, and others derided it as bloated. Matt Donnelly, Variety, 21 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for bloated 

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Word History

First Known Use

1656, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bloated was in 1656

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“Bloated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bloated. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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