bloated

[[t]blo͟ʊtɪd[/t]]
1) ADJ-GRADED If someone's body or a part of their body is bloated, it is much larger than normal, usually because it has a lot of liquid or gas inside it.

...the bloated body of a dead bullock...

His face was bloated.

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2) ADJ-GRADED: v-link ADJ If you feel bloated after eating a large meal, you feel very full and uncomfortable.

Diners do not want to leave the table feeling bloated.

3) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe an organization as bloated, you mean that it is larger and less efficient than it should be.

...its massive state apparatus and bloated bureaucracy.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • bloated — index inflated (enlarged) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • bloated — overgrown, 1660s, pp. adjective from BLOAT (Cf. bloat) (v.). Figurative sense by 1711 …   Etymology dictionary

  • bloated — bloat|ed [ˈbləutıd US ˈblou ] adj [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: bloat to swell (17 21 centuries), from bloat swollen (17 19 centuries), perhaps from Old Norse blautr soft, swollen with liquid ] 1.) full of liquid, gas, food etc, so that you look or… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bloated — adjective Date: 1667 1. a. being much larger than what is warranted < a bloated estimate > b. inflated 1 < the novel is bloated with descriptions > 2. obnoxiously vain < a bloated ego > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bloated — bloat|ed [ bloutəd ] adjective 1. ) swollen because of containing a large amount of liquid or gas: Her face looked pale and bloated. 2. ) having an uncomfortable feeling in your stomach after eating or drinking too much 3. ) a bloated… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bloated — adjective full of liquid, gas, food etc, so that you look or feel much larger than normal: They ve fished a bloated carcass out of the river. | I feel really bloated after that meal …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bloated — UK [ˈbləʊtɪd] / US [ˈbloʊtəd] adjective 1) swollen because of containing a large amount of liquid or gas Her face looked pale and bloated. 2) having an uncomfortable feeling in your stomach after eating or drinking too much 3) a bloated… …   English dictionary

  • bloated — /ˈbloʊtəd / (say blohtuhd) adjective 1. swollen: bloated features. 2. suffering from flatulence. 3. suffering from excessive size: a bloated bureaucracy …   Australian English dictionary

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