Adjective "bloating" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Make or become swollen with fluid or gas.
  1. 'she suffered from abdominal bloating'
  2. 'The same tea also relieves bloating, sinusitis, catarrh and extreme muscle exhaustion.'
  3. 'It is rare to see instant results when making dietary changes, but according to experts, bloating and swollen ankles can literally ‘deflate’ within a matter of days when salt intake is reduced.'
  4. 'A top tip to reduce bloating after meals is to vary carbohydrate foods and use a good probiotic supplement.'
  5. 'You may notice a burning sensation in your upper abdomen, nausea, bloating and belching.'
  6. 'Used either in formula or individually, it serves to regulate the metabolism, prevent bloating and counteract obesity.'
  7. 'In children, the abdomen can become swollen and bloated and medical attention should be sought urgently.'
  8. 'But his joy was short-lived for his body started bloating faster than a puffer fish.'


A disease of livestock characterized by an accumulation of gas in the stomach.
  1. 'Also, grazing that leaves very short stubble could lead to a greater risk of bloat if livestock are hungry when turned into the next paddock.'
  2. 'When bloat occurs, the stomach can turn and block, causing a buildup of gas.'


Cure (a herring) by salting and smoking it lightly.
  1. 'I spotted a chunk of granite in the shape of a bloated herring and grabbed it too, ready to do battle with both hands.'

More definitions

1. to expand or distend, as with air, water, etc.; cause to swell: Overeating bloated their bellies.

2. to puff up; make vain or conceited: The promotion has bloated his ego to an alarming degree.

3. to cure (fishes) as bloaters. verb (used without object)

4. to become swollen; be puffed out or dilated: The carcass started to bloat. noun

5. Also called hoven. Veterinary Pathology. (in cattle, sheep, and horses) a distention of the rumen or paunch or of t

More examples(as adjective)

"rivers can be bloating."

"bills can be bloating."


(bloat)Late 16th century: related to the adjective bloat used in the compound bloat herring ‘bloater’ from the late 16th to mid 17th century; of obscure origin.