Bloat



to expand or distend, as with air, water, etc.; cause to swell:
Overeating bloated their bellies.
to puff up; make vain or conceited:
The promotion has bloated his ego to an alarming degree.
to cure (fishes) as bloaters.
to become swollen; be puffed out or dilated:
The carcass started to bloat.
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.
a person or thing that is bloated.
bloater (defs 1, 2).
Contemporary Examples

Bill Gates’ Internet Doomsday Prophesy Comes True Kyle Chayka July 16, 2014
Bulgaria’s Vampire Graveyards Nina Strochlic October 14, 2014
Inspired by Ashley Judd, My Own ‘Puffy Face’ Saga Kelly Bergin April 12, 2012

Historical Examples

The Chemistry of Plant Life Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
Letters of Major Jack Downing, of the Downingville Militia Seba Smith
Clovers and How to Grow Them Thomas Shaw
A Guest at the Ludlow and Other Stories Edgar Wilson (Bill) Nye
The Lost Wagon James Arthur Kjelgaard
Berry And Co. Dornford Yates
Forty Years in the Wilderness of Pills and Powders William A. Alcott

verb
to swell or cause to swell, as with a liquid, air, or wind
to become or cause to be puffed up, as with conceit
(transitive) to cure (fish, esp herring) by half-drying in smoke
noun
(vet science) an abnormal distention of the abdomen in cattle, sheep, etc, caused by accumulation of gas in the stomach
v.
n.
bloat’ed (blō’tĭd) adj.

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