from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Much bigger than desired: a bloated bureaucracy; a bloated budget.
- adj. Medicine Swollen or distended beyond normal size by fluid or gaseous material.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of bloat.
- adj. Swollen with fluid or gas.
- adj. Excessively or extremely large or wealthy.
- adj. Describing software which is overloaded with features, known as bloatware.
- adj. Slightly salted and lightly smoked (as in bloated herring).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Distended beyond the natural or usual size, as by the presence of water, serum, etc.; turgid; swollen. Also, puffed up with pride; pompous.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Swollen; puffed up; inflated; overgrown, so as to be unwieldy, especially from over-indulgence in eating and drinking; pampered: as, “a bloated mass,”
- Connected with or arising from self-indulgence: as, “bloated slumber,”
- Inordinately swollen in amount, possessions, self-esteem, etc.; puffed up with pride or wealth: as, a bloated estate; bloated capitalists; a bloated pretender.
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