Definition of bloated in English:



  • 1Swollen with fluid or gas.

    ‘he had a bloated, unshaven face’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The disease saw him go from super-fit athletic to pain-racked and bloated from bouts of chemo and steroids.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It's not uncommon for some to add up to 20 pounds (mostly fluid) right after a contest, giving them a bloated appearance.’
    • ‘His eyes were bloated and puffed out of their sockets.’
    • ‘And water keeps your body from retaining excess fluid so you won't look bloated.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘If you feel sluggish or bloated, reduce the amount you consume prior to working out.’
    • ‘Three years earlier, he had resolved to deregulate the state's bloated and outdated health-care system, one of only two in the country that set rates for hospitals.’
    • ‘Salt causes you to retain fluids, leaving you bloated.’
    • ‘He has kwashiorkor, which has left his limbs bloated and his belly swollen.’
    • ‘I remembered her as being dependent on a ventilator, bloated with excess fluid, and too weak to even lift her hands off the bed.’
    • ‘The similar French product, a speciality of ports in the north of Normandy, is called bouffi, also meaning swollen or bloated.’
    • ‘This can elevate blood pressure and create problems with fluid balance, making you appear bloated.’
    • ‘She must have weighed under a hundred pounds and this man like a bloated balloon ready to pop needed to torture her?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The Oscar winning actor went virtually unnoticed as he walked about with his burly minders in toe, as he looked scruffy, bloated, and unshaven.’
    swollen, puffed out, puffed up, blown up, distended, inflated, enlarged, expanded, dilated, tumefied, bulging, ballooning, ballooning out, ballooning up, pumped out, pumped up
    View synonyms
    1. 1.1 Excessive in size or amount.
      ‘the company trimmed its bloated labour force’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘What is preoccupying the council officials at the moment is where to get a fat cheque to pay the bloated workforce those salary arrears.’
      • ‘He said they would ‘cut the fat out of the current bloated administration and deliver leaner, fitter government.’’
      • ‘My record collection, now swollen with free copies from a bloated, over-promoting record industry, was taking up more and more of my house.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Except for a small percentage of highly evolved ones, most of us ‘suffer’ from ego and more often it is bloated too.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Even you with your insanely bloated ego wouldn't stand a chance.’
      • ‘This bill will only further expand the bloated bureaucracy of the Ministry of Education.’
      • ‘As the decades rolled on, more manufacturers got into the game, with the supermini market expanding to its current bloated level.’
      • ‘Please sign up now before their vast bloated profit margins begin to suffer.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘It amounts to a bloated and inefficient government monopoly.’
    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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘He's just another bloated millionaire just like Eddie Murphy, Bill Gates and all the rest.’