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bloat - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'bloat' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Bloat [ a.]
- Bloated.
2 . Bloat [ n.]
- A term of contempt for a worthless, dissipated fellow.
3 . Bloat [ v. i.]
- To grow turgid as by effusion of liquid in the cellular tissue; to puff out; to swell.
4 . Bloat [ v. t.]
- To make turgid, as with water or air; to cause a swelling of the surface of, from effusion of serum in the cellular tissue, producing a morbid enlargement, often accompanied with softness.
- To inflate; to puff up; to make vain.
- To dry (herrings) in smoke. See Blote.

Meaning of 'bloat' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . bloat [ v]
Meaning (1):
- make bloated or swollen
Example in sentence:
  • Hunger bloated the child's belly
Meaning (2):
- become bloated or swollen or puff up
Example in sentence:
  • The dead man's stomach was bloated