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Meaning of BLOAT

Pronunciation:  blowt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  swelling of the rumen or intestinal tract of domestic animals caused by excessive gas
  2. [v]  become bloated or swollen or puff up; "The dead man's stomach was bloated"
  3. [v]  make bloated or swollen; "Hunger bloated the child's belly"

BLOAT is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 See Also: bloat, intumesce, lump, puffiness, swell, swell up, swelling, tumefy



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
    2. To inflate; to puff up; to make vain. --Dryden.
  2. \Bloat\, v. i.
    To grow turgid as by effusion of liquid in the cellular
    tissue; to puff out; to swell. --Arbuthnot.
  3. \Bloat\, a.
    Bloated. [R.] --Shak.
  4. \Bloat\, n.
    A term of contempt for a worthless, dissipated fellow.
  5. \Bloat\, v. t.
    To dry (herrings) in smoke. See {Blote}.
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