Definition of bloated in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbləʊtɪd/


1Swollen with fluid or gas: he had a bloated, unshaven face
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  • In kids who are 2 years old or younger, the most common symptoms of appendicitis are vomiting and a bloated or swollen abdomen, accompanied by pain.
  • I remembered her as being dependent on a ventilator, bloated with excess fluid, and too weak to even lift her hands off the bed.
  • The darkness edged away and there was something in the corner, some terribly old and deformed thing, with a bloated, distended belly and wide staring eyes.
1.1Excessive in size or amount: the company trimmed its bloated labour force
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  • Another version is that the paper was reasonably profitable, but that this was disguised by the bloated amounts charged to it internally to pump up the job printing results.
  • It amounts to a bloated and inefficient government monopoly.
  • He had a brain in him the size of a bloated brontosaurus, but unfortunately he had a temper to match.
1.2(Of a person) excessively wealthy and pampered: the bloated captains of industry
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  • They're corrupt, they're bloated, they've sold out their founding values.
  • He's just another bloated millionaire just like Eddie Murphy, Bill Gates and all the rest.
  • The fragments battle for space and breath in the maze of pressures inherent in a culture bloated by wealth, technology, and power.

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