Bloated
Bloat Bloat (bl[=o]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bloated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bloating}.] [Cf. Icel. blotna to become soft, blautr soft, wet, Sw. bl["o]t soft, bl["o]ta to soak; akin to G. bloss bare, and AS. ble['a]t wretched; or perh. fr. root of Eng. 5th blow. Cf. {Blote}.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

2. To inflate; to puff up; to make vain. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • bloated — bloat‧ed [ˈbləʊtd ǁ ˈbloʊ ] adjective COMPUTING software that is bloated uses too much of a computer s memory, and does not work in an efficient way: • The reviewer thought that the software was too bloated and inelegant. * * * bloated UK US… …   Financial and business terms

  • Bloated — Bloat ed (bl[=o]t [e^]d), p. a. Distended beyond the natural or usual size, as by the presence of water, serum, etc.; turgid; swollen; as, a bloated face. Also, puffed up with pride; pompous. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bloated — index inflated (enlarged) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • bloated — overgrown, 1660s, pp. adjective from BLOAT (Cf. bloat) (v.). Figurative sense by 1711 …   Etymology dictionary

  • bloated — [[t]blo͟ʊtɪd[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If someone s body or a part of their body is bloated, it is much larger than normal, usually because it has a lot of liquid or gas inside it. ...the bloated body of a dead bullock... His face was bloated. Syn:… …   English dictionary

  • bloated — bloat|ed [ˈbləutıd US ˈblou ] adj [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: bloat to swell (17 21 centuries), from bloat swollen (17 19 centuries), perhaps from Old Norse blautr soft, swollen with liquid ] 1.) full of liquid, gas, food etc, so that you look or… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bloated — adjective Date: 1667 1. a. being much larger than what is warranted < a bloated estimate > b. inflated 1 < the novel is bloated with descriptions > 2. obnoxiously vain < a bloated ego > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bloated — bloat|ed [ bloutəd ] adjective 1. ) swollen because of containing a large amount of liquid or gas: Her face looked pale and bloated. 2. ) having an uncomfortable feeling in your stomach after eating or drinking too much 3. ) a bloated… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bloated — adjective full of liquid, gas, food etc, so that you look or feel much larger than normal: They ve fished a bloated carcass out of the river. | I feel really bloated after that meal …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bloated — UK [ˈbləʊtɪd] / US [ˈbloʊtəd] adjective 1) swollen because of containing a large amount of liquid or gas Her face looked pale and bloated. 2) having an uncomfortable feeling in your stomach after eating or drinking too much 3) a bloated… …   English dictionary

  • bloated — /ˈbloʊtəd / (say blohtuhd) adjective 1. swollen: bloated features. 2. suffering from flatulence. 3. suffering from excessive size: a bloated bureaucracy …   Australian English dictionary

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