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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


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