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BLOAT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bloat mean? 

BLOAT (noun)
  The noun BLOAT has 1 sense:

1. swelling of the rumen or intestinal tract of domestic animals caused by excessive gas

  Familiarity information: BLOAT used as a noun is very rare.


BLOAT (verb)
  The verb BLOAT has 2 senses:

1. become bloated or swollen or puff up
2. make bloated or swollen

  Familiarity information: BLOAT used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BLOAT (noun)


Sense 1bloat [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Swelling of the rumen or intestinal tract of domestic animals caused by excessive gas

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("bloat" is a kind of...):

lump; puffiness; swelling (abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement)


BLOAT (verb)


Sense 1bloat [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Become bloated or swollen or puff up

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

The dead man's stomach was bloated

Hypernyms (to "bloat" is one way to...):

intumesce; swell; swell up; tumefy; tumesce (expand abnormally)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

Sentence example:

Did his feet bloat?


Sense 2bloat [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make bloated or swollen

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

Hunger bloated the child's belly

Hypernyms (to "bloat" is one way to...):

swell (cause to become swollen)

Cause:

bloat (become bloated or swollen or puff up)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "bloat"):

distend (cause to expand as it by internal pressure)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


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