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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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a swollen state caused espy by gas retention inside the body
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
bloating[ˈbləʊtɪŋ] n (= swelling) → ballonnements mpl
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n. distención abdominal, aventación;
vt. entumecerse, hincharse.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
bloatingn distensión f abdominal, hinchazón f del estómago (fam)
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