Bloat v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bloated; p. pr. & vb. n. Bloating.]
1. To make turgid, as with water or air; to cause a swelling of the surface of, from effusion of serum in the cellular tissue, producing a morbid enlargement, often accompanied with softness.
2. To inflate; to puff up; to make vain.
Bloat·ed p. a. Distended beyond the natural or usual size, as by the presence of water, serum, etc.; turgid; swollen; as, a bloated face. Also, puffed up with pride; pompous.
adj : abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas; "hungry
children with bloated stomachs"; "he had a grossly
distended stomach"; "eyes with puffed (or puffy) lids";
"swollen hands"; "tumescent tissue"; "puffy tumid
flesh" [syn: distended, puffed, puffy, swollen,
tumescent, tumid, turgid]