Bloat

Definition of Bloat

Pronunciation: blōt
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Bloated; p. pr. & vb. n. Bloating.]
2.To inflate; to puff up; to make vain.
v. i.1.To grow turgid as by effusion of liquid in the cellular tissue; to puff out; to swell.
a.1.Bloated.
n.1.A term of contempt for a worthless, dissipated fellow.
v. t.1.To dry (herrings) in smoke. See Blote.

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