Definition of bloated in English:



  • 1Swollen with fluid or gas.

    ‘he had a bloated, unshaven face’
    • ‘For some reason, probably because I feel fat and bloated and depressed and I probably had a glass or two more of wine than I should have.’
    • ‘This can elevate blood pressure and create problems with fluid balance, making you appear bloated.’
    • ‘And water keeps your body from retaining excess fluid so you won't look bloated.’
    • ‘It's not uncommon for some to add up to 20 pounds (mostly fluid) right after a contest, giving them a bloated appearance.’
    • ‘If you feel sluggish or bloated, reduce the amount you consume prior to working out.’
    • ‘The disease saw him go from super-fit athletic to pain-racked and bloated from bouts of chemo and steroids.’
    • ‘Three years earlier, he had resolved to deregulate the state's bloated and outdated health-care system, one of only two in the country that set rates for hospitals.’
    • ‘She must have weighed under a hundred pounds and this man like a bloated balloon ready to pop needed to torture her?’
    • ‘The darkness edged away and there was something in the corner, some terribly old and deformed thing, with a bloated, distended belly and wide staring eyes.’
    • ‘His eyes were bloated and puffed out of their sockets.’
    • ‘The similar French product, a speciality of ports in the north of Normandy, is called bouffi, also meaning swollen or bloated.’
    • ‘I remembered her as being dependent on a ventilator, bloated with excess fluid, and too weak to even lift her hands off the bed.’
    • ‘Also I'd just had a large helping of pudding at lunch and my stomach was bloated and distended, making seatbelt use out of the question.’
    • ‘Salt causes you to retain fluids, leaving you bloated.’
    • ‘The Oscar winning actor went virtually unnoticed as he walked about with his burly minders in toe, as he looked scruffy, bloated, and unshaven.’
    • ‘If you've been living on rich, butter-laden puddings, heaps of crisps, nibbles and holiday breakfast fry-ups, you may find that you have no energy and are feeling permanently bloated.’
    • ‘He has kwashiorkor, which has left his limbs bloated and his belly swollen.’
    • ‘In kids who are 2 years old or younger, the most common symptoms of appendicitis are vomiting and a bloated or swollen abdomen, accompanied by pain.’
    swollen, puffed out, puffed up, blown up, distended, inflated, enlarged, expanded, dilated, tumefied, bulging, ballooning, ballooning out, ballooning up, pumped out, pumped up
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    1. 1.1 Excessive in size or amount.
      ‘the company trimmed its bloated labour force’
      • ‘It is a particularly obscene excuse when you consider the huge amounts of money spent every year on increasingly bloated budgets for ministerial and departmental media advisers.’
      • ‘Tired of waiting for the bloated political elite to pass laws designed to free up labour markets, corporate Europe has simply produced the shotgun and insisted on change.’
      • ‘This bill will only further expand the bloated bureaucracy of the Ministry of Education.’
      • ‘What is preoccupying the council officials at the moment is where to get a fat cheque to pay the bloated workforce those salary arrears.’
      • ‘It amounts to a bloated and inefficient government monopoly.’
      • ‘The country's eight major health boards, created 30 years ago, are widely perceived to be both bloated and bureaucratic, serving to hinder rather than help the cause of progress.’
      • ‘Even you with your insanely bloated ego wouldn't stand a chance.’
      • ‘Except for a small percentage of highly evolved ones, most of us ‘suffer’ from ego and more often it is bloated too.’
      • ‘Another version is that the paper was reasonably profitable, but that this was disguised by the bloated amounts charged to it internally to pump up the job printing results.’
      • ‘The person with a bloated ego is a show-off who thinks the world of himself.’
      • ‘He had a brain in him the size of a bloated brontosaurus, but unfortunately he had a temper to match.’
      • ‘As the decades rolled on, more manufacturers got into the game, with the supermini market expanding to its current bloated level.’
      • ‘My record collection, now swollen with free copies from a bloated, over-promoting record industry, was taking up more and more of my house.’
      • ‘The MSP began a new line of attack in talking of a bloated bureaucracy, the need to reduce the size of government and a promise to cut back the ministerial payroll.’
      • ‘Please sign up now before their vast bloated profit margins begin to suffer.’
      • ‘He said they would ‘cut the fat out of the current bloated administration and deliver leaner, fitter government.’’
    2. 1.2 (of a person) excessively wealthy and pampered.
      ‘the bloated captains of industry’
      • ‘The devil makes work for idle hands, particularly in pre-revolutionary France where pampered privilege combined with decadence to create a bloated elite, ripe for plucking.’
      • ‘He's just another bloated millionaire just like Eddie Murphy, Bill Gates and all the rest.’
      • ‘The fragments battle for space and breath in the maze of pressures inherent in a culture bloated by wealth, technology, and power.’
      • ‘They're corrupt, they're bloated, they've sold out their founding values.’