Origin of bloated
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of bloat
Synonyms for bloat
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Contemporary Examples of bloated
There were stomachs, taut and flat, but also undulating bellies, soft and bloated from the breakfast buffet.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’
January 7, 2015
They were being carried out and the stench of their rotting flesh and bloated guts made it hard to examine them closely.Did Israel Execute Jihadists in Gaza?
September 7, 2014
By the time that you see them, they're bloated into surrealist Arcimboldo paintings, into soft constructions of rotten fruit.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq
Nathan Bradley Bethea
August 31, 2014
Other, bloated and decomposing corpses are piled on top of them.Gaza ‘Mass Execution’ Investigated
August 5, 2014
With the exception of a bloated Twilight sequel or two, her resume is pretty spotless.Anna Kendrick on ‘Pitch Perfect 2,’ Drunken Horror Stories, and Singin’ Pharrell
July 24, 2014
Historical Examples of bloated
It caved in a pair of the long, skinny legs, bringing a bloated round head down within reach.The Red Hell of Jupiter
The last thing the bloated debauchee wished was to enter a convent.The Empire of Russia
John S. C. Abbott
It was a repulsive-looking creature, stumpy and bloated in appearance and nearly as big around as a man's leg.The Boy Chums Cruising in Florida Waters
Wilmer M. Ely
Its face was bloated to such an extent as to prevent recognition.The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton
Wardon Allan Curtis
But she too soon compared the bloated, heavy, leonine man with Charny.The Royal Life Guard
Alexander Dumas (pere)
Word Origin for bloat
"overgrown," 1660s, past participle adjective from bloat (v.). Figurative sense by 1711.
1670s, "to cause to swell" (earlier, in reference to cured fish, "to cause to be soft," 1610s), from now obsolete bloat (adj.), attested from c.1300 as "soft, flabby, flexible, pliable," but by 17c. meaning "puffed up, swollen." Perhaps from a Scandinavian source akin to Old Norse blautr "soaked, soft from being cooked in liquid" (cf. Swedish blöt fisk "soaked fish"), possibly from Proto-Germanic *blaut-, from PIE *bhleu- "to swell, well up, overflow," an extension of root *bhel- (2) "to blow, inflate, swell" (see bole).
Influenced by or combined with Old English blawan "blow, puff." Figurative use by 1711. Intransitive meaning "to swell, to become swollen" is from 1735. Related: Bloated; bloating.
1860 as a disease of livestock, from bloat (v.). Meaning "bloatedness" is from 1905.