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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bloat  \Bloat\  (bl[=o]t),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bloated};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Bloating}.]  [Cf.  Icel.  blotna  to  become  soft,  blautr 
  soft,  wet,  Sw  bl["o]t  soft,  bl["o]ta  to  soak;  akin  to  G. 
  bloss  bare,  and  AS  ble['a]t  wretched;  or  perh.  fr  root  of 
  Eng.  5th  blow.  Cf  {Blote}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  2.  To  inflate;  to  puff  up  to  make  vain.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bloat  \Bloat\,  v.  i. 
  To  grow  turgid  as  by  effusion  of  liquid  in  the  cellular 
  tissue;  to  puff  out  to  swell.  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bloat  \Bloat\,  a. 
  Bloated.  [R.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bloat  \Bloat\,  n. 
  A  term  of  contempt  for  a  worthless,  dissipated  fellow. 
  [Slang] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bloat  \Bloat\,  v.  t. 
  To  dry  (herrings)  in  smoke.  See  {Blote}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bloat 
  n  :  swelling  of  the  rumen  or  intestinal  tract  of  domestic 
  animals  caused  by  excessive  gas 
  v  1:  become  bloated  or  swollen  or  puff  up  "The  dead  man's 
  stomach  was  bloated" 
  2:  make  bloated  or  swollen;  "Hunger  bloated  the  child's  belly" 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  bloat 
 
  {software  bloat} 
 
 




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