Definition of bloat:
- A term of contempt for a worthless, dissipated fellow.
- To dry ( herrings) in smoke. See Blote.
- To grow turgid as by effusion of liquid in the cellular tissue; to puff out; to swell.
- To inflate; to puff up; to make vain.
- 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.
- "Essays ∆sthetical", George Calvert.
The team lay outstretched dead on the veld, the heavy yoke across their patient necks, the long horns curving, the thin starved bodies already beginning to bloat and swell in the swift decomposition that follows death by the electric fluid.- "The Dop Doctor", Clotilde Inez Mary Graves.
- "Black Beetles in Amber", Ambrose Bierce.