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English noun: bloat

1. bloat (state) swelling of the rumen or intestinal tract of domestic animals caused by excessive gas


Broader (hypernym)lump, puffiness, swelling


English verb: bloat

1. bloat (change) become bloated or swollen or puff up


SamplesThe dead man's stomach was bloated.


ExamplesDid his feet bloat?


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)intumesce, swell, swell up, tumefy, tumesce

2. bloat (change) make bloated or swollen


SamplesHunger bloated the child's belly.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)swell


Narrower (hyponym)distend


Causebloat









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