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bloat 1

Syllabification: bloat

verb

Make or become swollen with fluid or gas: [with object]: the fungus has bloated their abdomens (as noun bloating) she suffered from abdominal bloating

noun

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A disease of livestock characterized by an accumulation of gas in the stomach.
Example sentences
  • Also, grazing that leaves very short stubble could lead to a greater risk of bloat if livestock are hungry when turned into the next paddock.
  • When bloat occurs, the stomach can turn and block, causing a buildup of gas.
  • Signs of bloat are stomach pain and futile attempts to vomit and to salivate.

Origin

Late 17th century (in the sense 'cause to swell'): from obsolete bloat 'swollen, soft', perhaps from Old Norse blautr 'soft, flabby'. The noun sense dates from the late 19th century.

Words that rhyme with bloat

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bloat 2 Syllabification: bloat

verb

[with object]
Cure (a herring) by salting and smoking it lightly.
Example sentences
  • The latter, however, are very agreeable and good for making pickled or bloated herring.
  • I spotted a chunk of granite in the shape of a bloated herring and grabbed it too, ready to do battle with both hands.

Origin

Late 16th century: related to the adjective bloat used in the compound bloat herring 'bloater' from the late 16th to mid 17th century; of obscure origin.

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