Bloat (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bloated; p. pr. & vb. n. Bloating.] [Cf. Icel. blotna to become soft, blautr soft, wet, Sw. blot soft, blota to soak; akin to G. bloss bare, and AS. ble�xa0;t wretched; or perh. fr. root of Eng. 5th blow. Cf. Blote.]


To make turgid, as with water or air; to cause a swelling of the surface of, from effusion of serum in the cellular tissue, producing a morbid enlargement, often accompanied with softness.


To inflate; to puff up; to make vain.



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Bloat, v. i.

To grow turgid as by effusion of liquid in the cellular tissue; to puff out; to swell.



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Bloat, a.





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Bloat, n.

A term of contempt for a worthless, dissipated fellow.



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Bloat, v. t.

To dry (herrings) in smoke. See Blote.


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