Definitions for bloatbloʊt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  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"


  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)


  5. Bloat(noun)

    a term of contempt for a worthless, dissipated fellow

  6. Bloat(verb)

    to dry (herrings) in smoke. See Blote


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