Bloated



swollen; puffed up; overlarge.
excessively vain; conceited.
excessively fat; obese.
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

Why I Pity Boehner Michelle Cottle April 7, 2011
Wall Street’s Fortune Teller Tunku Varadarajan May 13, 2010
Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’ Asawin Suebsaeng January 6, 2015
Don’t Call Gabriel Gomez a RINO Ilana Glazer May 2, 2013
Can Anyone Find MH370 If It’s in a Million Pieces? Clive Irving April 8, 2014

Historical Examples

Mr. Claghorn’s Daughter Hilary Trent
The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton Wardon Allan Curtis
Quintus Claudius, Volume 2 of 2 Ernst Eckstein
Hamlet William Shakespeare
Caybigan James Hopper

adjective
swollen, as with a liquid, air, or wind
puffed up, as with conceit
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
adj.
v.
n.
bloat’ed (blō’tĭd) adj.

An especially disliked or disagreeable woman (1930+)
An especially unpleasant or difficult task: Taking the rusty muffler off the car was a bitch kitty (1930+)
Anything especially pleasant or admirable; humdinger: a real bitch kitty of a performance (1940s+)

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