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Noun: bloat  blowt
  1. Swelling of the rumen or intestinal tract of domestic animals caused by excessive gas
Verb: bloat  blowt
  1. Become bloated, swollen or puff up
    "The dead man's stomach was bloated"
  2. Make bloated or swollen
    "Hunger bloated the child's belly"
  3. Become over-large and cumbersome
    "software bloated with features that many people never use"
  4. Preserve by slightly salting and lightly smoking

Derived forms: bloated, bloating, bloats

Type of: intumesce, lump, puff, puffiness, swell, swell up, swelling, tumefy, tumesce

Encyclopedia: Bloat