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bloat

bloat

 
 
pronunciation:
blot
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: bloated, bloating, bloats
definition 1: to make swollen or distended, as with air or water.
Fluid bloated her belly and gathered around her heart.
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synonyms:
distend, inflate, puff, swell
similar words:
bulge, enlarge, expand, stretch
definition 2: to inflate with feelings of vanity or pride.
Success bloated his ego.
synonyms:
inflate, swell
similar words:
enlarge, expand, stretch
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become puffed up; swell.
synonyms:
distend, inflate, puff, swell
similar words:
balloon, dilate, enlarge, expand, stretch
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a disease of sheep and cattle characterized by swelling of the abdomen because of gas.
definition 2: someone or something that is bloated.
similar words:
excess, surfeit, surplus
derivation: bloated (adj.)
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