The regime tries to buy popularity by bloating the state sector.
“It has helped with the bloating,” Williford says, which had gotten so bad she says she sometimes looked several months pregnant.
Now those are destroyed, too, and the animals are strewn about, bloating and stinking, as if in a tableau of “Guernica.”
The poison was spreading swiftly through his veins, and we could almost see his body swell, so rapidly was it bloating him.
He backed against the wall, bloating with fear in spite of himself.
The Temptations of the Devil, aim at puffing and bloating of us up, with Pride; as much perhaps as any one iniquity.
Should bloating occur, relief must usually be prompt to be effective.
There was no stain of his secret excess upon it—no bloating of the features.
The bloating of my bowels and limbs ceased, and I felt much better.
No less so is acute indigestion with evolution of gas in the intestines (bloating).
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.