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Definition of bloat:

  1. A term of contempt for a worthless, dissipated fellow.
  2. Bloated.
  3. To dry ( herrings) in smoke. See Blote.
  4. To grow turgid as by effusion of liquid in the cellular tissue; to puff out; to swell.
  5. To inflate; to puff up; to make vain.
  6. 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.


swell, tumefy, tumesce, swell up, intumesce.

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