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v. bloat·ed, bloat·ing, bloats
1. To cause to swell up or inflate, as with liquid or gas.
2. To cure (fish) by soaking in brine and half-drying in smoke.
To become swollen or inflated: "Government had bloated out of control" (Lance Morrow).
1. A swelling of the rumen or intestinal tract of cattle and domestic animals that is caused by excessive gas formation following fermentation of ingested watery legumes or green forage.
2. An excess or surfeit, as of employees, expenses, or procedures: corporate bloat.
[From Middle English blout, soft, puffed, from Old Norse blautr, soft, soaked; see bhleu- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. to swell or cause to swell, as with a liquid, air, or wind
2. to become or cause to be puffed up, as with conceit
3. (Cookery) (tr) to cure (fish, esp herring) by half-drying in smoke
(Veterinary Science) vet science an abnormal distention of the abdomen in cattle, sheep, etc, caused by accumulation of gas in the stomach
[C17: probably related to Old Norse blautr soaked, Old English blāt pale]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. to expand or distend, as with air or water; puff up.v.i.
2. to become swollen.n.
3. a gassy distension of the abdomen or other part of the digestive system.
4. a sheep, cow, or the like affected by bloat.
[1250–1300; earlier bloat (adj.) soft, puffy, Middle English blout < Old Norse blautr wet, soft]
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Bloatof hippopotami—Lipton, 1970.
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Past participle: bloated
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|Noun||1.||bloat - swelling of the rumen or intestinal tract of domestic animals caused by excessive gas|
|Verb||1.||bloat - become bloated or swollen or puff up; "The dead man's stomach was bloated"|
|2.||bloat - make bloated or swollen; "Hunger bloated the child's belly"|
distend - cause to expand as it by internal pressure; "The gas distended the animal's body"
swell - cause to become swollen; "The water swells the wood"
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n. distención abdominal, aventación;
vt. entumecerse, hincharse.
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