bloated

[bloh-tid]
adjective
1.
swollen; puffed up; overlarge.
2.
excessively vain; conceited.
3.
excessively fat; obese.

Origin:
1655–65; bloat + -ed2

bloatedness, noun
unbloated, adjective
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bloat

[bloht]
verb (used with object)
1.
to expand or distend, as with air, water, etc.; cause to swell: Overeating bloated their bellies.
2.
to puff up; make vain or conceited: The promotion has bloated his ego to an alarming degree.
3.
to cure (fishes) as bloaters.
verb (used without object)
4.
to become swollen; be puffed out or dilated: The carcass started to bloat.
noun
5.
Also called hoven. Veterinary Pathology. (in cattle, sheep, and horses) a distention of the rumen or paunch or of the large colon by gases of fermentation, caused by eating ravenously of green forage, especially legumes.
6.
a person or thing that is bloated.
7.
bloater ( defs 1, 2 ).

Origin:
1250–1300; earlier bloat (adj.) soft, puffy, Middle English blout < Old Norse blautr wet, soft


1. swell, inflate, enlarge, balloon.
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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.  (tr) to cure (fish, esp herring) by half-drying in smoke
 
n
4.  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]

bloated (ˈbləʊtɪd)
 
adj
1.  swollen, as with a liquid, air, or wind
2.  puffed up, as with conceit

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Word Origin & History

bloat
c.1300, originally an adj., "soft, flabby," but by 17c. meaning "puffed up, swollen." Perhaps from O.N. blautr "soaked, soft from being cooked in liquid," possibly from P.Gmc. *blaut-, from PIE *bhleu- "to swell, well up, overflow," an extension of base *bhel- (2) "to blow, swell" (see
bole). Influenced by or combined with O.E. blawan "blow, puff." The verb sense of "to swell" is first attested 1670s.

bloated
"overgrown," 1660s, pp. adj. from bloat (q.v.). Figurative sense is from 1711.
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Medical Dictionary

bloat (blōt)
n.
Abdominal distention due to swallowed air or intestinal gas production.


bloat'ed (blō'tĭd) adj.
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Example sentences
Then he argued that over the decades government has become bloated and
  lethargic.
The study of human illness depends on bloated rodents.
The government announces a rescue fund for a bloated banking system.
These projects morph into bloated bureaucratic make-work projects.
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