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  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. 




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