There are 2 definitions of bloat in English:

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Pronunciation: /bləʊt
 
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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
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    • In children, the abdomen can become swollen and bloated and medical attention should be sought urgently.
    • It is rare to see instant results when making dietary changes, but according to experts, bloating and swollen ankles can literally ‘deflate’ within a matter of days when salt intake is reduced.
    • You may notice a burning sensation in your upper abdomen, nausea, bloating and belching.

noun

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  • A disease of livestock characterized by an accumulation of gas in the stomach.
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    • 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: from obsolete bloat 'swollen, soft', perhaps from Old Norse blautr 'soft, flabby'.

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Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody

There are 2 definitions of bloat in English:

bloat2

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Pronunciation: /bləʊt
 
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verb

[with object]
  • Cure (a herring) by salting and smoking it lightly.
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    • 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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Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody