Definitions for bloatbloʊt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bloatbloʊt(v.t.)

  1. to expand or distend, as with air or water; puff up.

  2. (v.i.)to become swollen.

  3. (n.)a gassy distension of the abdomen or other part of the digestive system.

    Category: Veterinary Science, Pathology

  4. a sheep, cow, or the like affected by bloat.

    Category: Veterinary Science

  5. Ref: bloater (def. 1). 1

Origin of bloat:

1250–1300; earlier bloat (adj.) soft, puffy, ME blout < ON blautr wet, soft

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bloat(verb)

    swelling of the rumen or intestinal tract of domestic animals caused by excessive gas

  2. bloat(verb)

    become bloated or swollen or puff up

    "The dead man's stomach was bloated"

  3. bloat(verb)

    make bloated or swollen

    "Hunger bloated the child's belly"

Wiktionary

  1. bloat(Noun)

    distention of the abdomen from death

  2. bloat(Verb)

    to cause to become distended

  3. bloat(Verb)

    to fill soft substance with gas, water, etc.; to cause to swell

  4. bloat(Verb)

    to fill with vanity or conceit

  5. bloat(Verb)

    to preserve by slightly salting and lightly smoking, (as in bloated herring).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bloat(verb)

    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

  2. Bloat(verb)

    to inflate; to puff up; to make vain

  3. Bloat(verb)

    to grow turgid as by effusion of liquid in the cellular tissue; to puff out; to swell

  4. Bloat(adj)

    bloated

  5. Bloat(noun)

    a term of contempt for a worthless, dissipated fellow

  6. Bloat(verb)

    to dry (herrings) in smoke. See Blote

Freebase

  1. Gastric dilatation volvulus

    Gastric dilatation volvulus is a medical condition in which the stomach becomes overstretched and rotated by excessive gas content. The word bloat is often used as a general term to cover gas distension without twisting and is often a normal change after eating or with aerophagia. It is sometimes used incorrectly to indicate gastric torsion. Gastric dilatation volvulus always involves the twisting of the stomach and is a life-threatening condition that requires prompt treatment. The condition occurs commonly in domesticated animals, especially certain dog breeds. Deep-chested breeds are especially at risk. Mortality rates in dogs range from 10 to 60 percent, even with treatment. With surgery, the mortality rate is 15 to 33 percent.

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