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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.