In the new, leaner strategy, any bloat has to go, even if it means reversing on a major earlier decision.
Part of the decomposition process causes bodies to bloat and blood to sometimes seep from the mouth.
On these bad days, I step out of bed and look in the mirror at the bloat in my face.
Excessive fermentations of this kind are responsible for the distressing phenomenon known as "bloat."
The consekence was, he began to swell an bloat like a mad porkepine.
When sheep are being grazed on alfalfa, a light feed of grain given in the early morning reduces materially the danger from bloat.
Is this a healthy fat which we are putting on him, or is it bloat?
The fly had pierced a blood vessel and would now bloat itself with blood.
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But her distress was still very great, and her feet soon began to turn purple, and she began to bloat in her stomach and bowels.
1670s, "to cause to swell" (earlier, in reference to cured fish, "to cause to be soft," 1610s), from now obsolete bloat (adj.), attested from c.1300 as "soft, flabby, flexible, pliable," but by 17c. meaning "puffed up, swollen." Perhaps from a Scandinavian source akin to Old Norse blautr "soaked, soft from being cooked in liquid" (cf. Swedish blöt fisk "soaked fish"), possibly from Proto-Germanic *blaut-, from PIE *bhleu- "to swell, well up, overflow," an extension of root *bhel- (2) "to blow, inflate, swell" (see bole).
Influenced by or combined with Old English blawan "blow, puff." Figurative use by 1711. Intransitive meaning "to swell, to become swollen" is from 1735. Related: Bloated; bloating.
1860 as a disease of livestock, from bloat (v.). Meaning "bloatedness" is from 1905.
Abdominal distention due to swallowed air or intestinal gas production.