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Bloat   Listen
verb
Bloat  v. t.  (past & past part. bloated; pres. part. bloating)  
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.






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"Bloat" Quotes from Famous Books



... of disease as well; and more than this, there is a change attending the loss that seems at first phenomenal, as involving a physiological contradiction—there is an actual increase in muscle-weight as the bloat and ...
— The No Breakfast Plan and the Fasting-Cure • Edward Hooker Dewey

... bloat suddenly and without warning; the left flank becomes abnormally swollen; back is arched, breathing labored; sometimes the tongue hangs out and the animal bellows. When rupture or suffocation occurs the ...
— The Veterinarian • Chas. J. Korinek



Words linked to "Bloat" :   intumesce, tumefy, swell, tumesce, swelling, swell up, puffiness, lump



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