meaning of bloat

bloat meaning in General Dictionary

To dried out herrings in smoke See Blote

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  • a phrase of contempt for a worthless dissipated other
  • Bloated
  • to develop turgid as by effusion of fluid within the cellular muscle to smoke out to enlarge
  • to help make turgid as with water or environment to cause a swelling for the surface of from effusion of serum into the cellular tissue-producing a morbid enhancement often associated with softness
  • make bloated or inflamed
  • become swollen or distended or puff up
  • inflammation regarding the rumen or digestive tract of domestic animals due to excessive fuel
  • to create turgid, as with liquid or environment; resulting in a swelling of the area of, from effusion of serum when you look at the mobile structure, creating a morbid growth, often associated with softness.
  • To inflate; to smoke up; to help make vain.
  • to cultivate turgid as by effusion of fluid in mobile tissue; to puff away; to enlarge.
  • Bloated.
  • a phrase of contempt for a worthless, dissipated other.
  • To dry (herrings) in smoke. See Blote.

bloat meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1670s, "resulting in to swell" (earlier in the day, in mention of healed fish, "resulting in becoming smooth," 1610s), from now obsolete bloat (adj.), attested from c.1300 as "smooth, flabby, flexible, pliable," but by 17c. meaning "puffed up, swelled up." Perhaps from a Scandinavian source akin to Old Norse blautr "wet, smooth from becoming cooked in liquid" (compare Swedish bl

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  • 1860 as a disease of livestock, from bloat (v.). Meaning "bloatedness" is from 1905.

bloat meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To help make turgid, as with liquid or environment; to cause a swelling for the surface of, from effusion of serum in mobile muscle, creating a morbid enlargement, frequently accompanied with softness.

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  • (v. t.) To inflate; to smoke up; to make vain.
  • (v. i.) to develop turgid as by effusion of fluid within the cellular tissue; to smoke away; to enlarge.
  • (a.) Bloated.
  • (n.) A term of contempt for a worthless, dissipated fellow.