A Word A Day : Bloated

Wednesday, 19th September 2007 : Today's Word is ...


( Adjective )

Pronunciation : blo'tid

1. Much bigger than desired

2. Swollen or distended beyond normal size by fluid or gaseous material

3. Swollen, as in certain lightweight aggregates for concrete, as a result of processing

4. To become very full due to too much liquid or gas, to swell


1. Swollen

2. Inflated


1. Shrunken

2. Deflated

Contextual Examples:

• After the big dinner and dessert, we all felt bloated.

• There was a mocking smile on the bloated face which seemed to drive me mad.

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