Distended beyond the natural or usual dimensions as because of the presence of liquid serum etc turgid distended as a bloated face additionally puffed with pleasure pompous
- of Bloat
- swollen beyond the normal or usual size, as because of the presence of liquid, serum, etc.; turgid; inflamed; as, a swollen face. In addition, puffed with pleasure; pompous.
"overgrown," 1660s, past participle adjective from bloat (v.). Figurative sense by 1711.
(imp. & p. p.) of Bloat
- (p. a.) Distended beyond the natural or usual size, as because of the presence of water, serum, etc.; turgid; distended; as, a bloated face. Also, puffed up with pleasure; pompous.
He has to be out there, caught in the seaweed at the bottom of Chesapeake Bay, with the fish and crabs having a party, getting as bloated as the fat Wassermann twin lying on the slab at the Norfolk morgue.