Definition of bloat verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

bloat

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//bləʊt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bloʊt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bloat
BrE BrE//bləʊt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bloʊt//
 
he / she / it bloats
BrE BrE//bləʊts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bloʊts//
 
past simple bloated
BrE BrE//ˈbləʊtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbloʊtɪd//
 
past participle bloated
BrE BrE//ˈbləʊtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbloʊtɪd//
 
-ing form bloating
BrE BrE//ˈbləʊtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbloʊtɪŋ//
 
 
jump to other results
[transitive, intransitive] bloat something to swell or make something swell, especially in an unpleasant way Her features had been bloated by years of drinking. Word Origin late 17th cent. (in the sense ‘cause to swell’): from obsolete bloat ‘swollen, soft’, perhaps from Old Norse blautr ‘soft, flabby’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bloat