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- A disease of livestock characterized by an accumulation of gas in the stomach.More 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.
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.
- Cure (a herring) by salting and smoking it lightly.More 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.
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.