bloat


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bloat

 (blōt)
v. bloat·ed, bloat·ing, bloats
v.tr.
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.
v.intr.
To become swollen or inflated: "Government had bloated out of control" (Lance Morrow).
n.
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.]

bloat

(bləʊt)
vb
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
n
(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]

bloat

(bloʊt)
v.t.
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]

Bloat

 of hippopotami—Lipton, 1970.

bloat


Past participle: bloated
Gerund: bloating

Imperative
bloat
bloat
Present
I bloat
you bloat
he/she/it bloats
we bloat
you bloat
they bloat
Preterite
I bloated
you bloated
he/she/it bloated
we bloated
you bloated
they bloated
Present Continuous
I am bloating
you are bloating
he/she/it is bloating
we are bloating
you are bloating
they are bloating
Present Perfect
I have bloated
you have bloated
he/she/it has bloated
we have bloated
you have bloated
they have bloated
Past Continuous
I was bloating
you were bloating
he/she/it was bloating
we were bloating
you were bloating
they were bloating
Past Perfect
I had bloated
you had bloated
he/she/it had bloated
we had bloated
you had bloated
they had bloated
Future
I will bloat
you will bloat
he/she/it will bloat
we will bloat
you will bloat
they will bloat
Future Perfect
I will have bloated
you will have bloated
he/she/it will have bloated
we will have bloated
you will have bloated
they will have bloated
Future Continuous
I will be bloating
you will be bloating
he/she/it will be bloating
we will be bloating
you will be bloating
they will be bloating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bloating
you have been bloating
he/she/it has been bloating
we have been bloating
you have been bloating
they have been bloating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bloating
you will have been bloating
he/she/it will have been bloating
we will have been bloating
you will have been bloating
they will have been bloating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bloating
you had been bloating
he/she/it had been bloating
we had been bloating
you had been bloating
they had been bloating
Conditional
I would bloat
you would bloat
he/she/it would bloat
we would bloat
you would bloat
they would bloat
Past Conditional
I would have bloated
you would have bloated
he/she/it would have bloated
we would have bloated
you would have bloated
they would have bloated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bloat - swelling of the rumen or intestinal tract of domestic animals caused by excessive gas
puffiness, swelling, lump - an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement
Verb1.bloat - become bloated or swollen or puff upbloat - become bloated or swollen or puff up; "The dead man's stomach was bloated"
swell up, tumesce, tumefy, intumesce, swell - expand abnormally; "The bellies of the starving children are swelling"
2.bloat - make bloated or swollenbloat - 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"
Translations

bloat

, bloating
n. distención abdominal, aventación;
vt. entumecerse, hincharse.
References in classic literature ?
He's a dog anyway, but besides he had beer bloat. I sized that up the first rattle, an' that's the difference about who takes the other fellow's number.
I tell you it will be more tolerable for the Fejee that salted down a lean missionary in his cellar against a coming famine; it will be more tolerable for that provident Fejee, I say, in the day of judgment, than for thee, civilized and enlightened gourmand, who nailest geese to the ground and feastest on their bloated livers in thy pate-de-foie-gras.
A man with a bloated face opened the strong wicket, to whom Defarge presented "The Emigrant Evremonde."
"Is it a millionaire from the other side, trying to make records, or a member of our bloated aristocracy?"
Yet I do my part to save him still: I give him to understand that drinking makes his eyes dull, and his face red and bloated; and that it tends to render him imbecile in body and mind; and if Annabella were to see him as often as I do, she would speedily be disenchanted; and that she certainly will withdraw her favour from him, if he continues such courses.
A person putting a glass to his eyes, could even recognise further a small envious countenance, and also that a bloated soullet dangled at the stalk.
Even the deep, burning eyes seemed set amongst swollen flesh, for the lids and pouches underneath were bloated. It seemed as if the whole awful creature were simply gorged with blood.
While we were comforting ourselves by the fire after our meal, the Jack - who was sitting in a corner, and who had a bloated pair of shoes on, which he had exhibited while we were eating our eggs and bacon, as interesting relics that he had taken a few days ago from the feet of a drowned seaman washed ashore - asked me if we had seen a four-oared galley going up with the tide?
When, in the gathering dark- ness, he could no longer see the purple, bloated face and the burning eyes, a curious fancy came to him.
War, the red animal, war, the blood-swollen god, would have bloated fill.
And this was clearly the case; for the thing was a drowned and bloated corpse.
In order to confine the dignity of Hadji to gentlemen of patrician blood and possessions, the Emperor decreed that no man should make the pilgrimage save bloated aristocrats who were worth a hundred dollars in specie.