bloat bloat  /b ˈloʊt/


  1. (n) swelling of the rumen or intestinal tract of domestic animals caused by excessive gas
  2. (v) become bloated or swollen or puff up
  3. (v) make bloated or swollen


  1. The man who made The Terminator for $6 million has become the high priest of Hollywood bloat.
  2. Its subsymptoms are bloat, inanity, hallucination, sexual kinkiness and contagious vulgarity.
  3. And he is a window on the shareholder revolt against corporate bloat that raged through the 1980s and '90s.


  1. Ask The Pharmacist: Help for all things female

    Question: Please help me and my daughter. I have hot flashes, what is the best herbal supplement to help with that? Are there any home remedies for UTIs (urinary tract infections), and finally, what can my daughter do for bloating during her monthly cycle
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Naples Daily News

  2. 7 Quick Food Hacks For the Lazy Pinterest Browser

    Pinterest can fill your screen with a never-ending stream of food porn Scrolling through the seven-layer rainbow cakes and sugar-crusted apple pies can give you dangerous ideas, like trying to create one of the culinary masterpieces yourself. As PinterestFail has taught us, in the real world, your Cookie Monster cupcakes will frighten children, and your bunny rolls will bloat and burn SEE ALSO ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Mashable

  3. Galaxy S4 software update marginally cuts down on storage bloat

    Samsung has remained true to its word and has cut down on storage bloat in the Galaxy S4… by a little bit, at least. SamMobile reports that a new software update  gives the 16GB version of the Galaxy S4 9.23GB of usable storage, up from the 9.15GB the model had when it first rolled out. While this may not seem like much, it could be the first of many updates Samsung is working on to lighten the ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: BGR News via Yahoo! News

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  1. Asked if he would have raised the personal allowances, Osborne added: "I would have got to grips with the waste, the bloat, the excessive spending that got Britain into the problem it faces today. I would have set out a credible plan to deal with...
    on Mar 25, 2010 By: George Osborne Source: The Guardian

  2. "The Obama administration's 'recovery summer' is off to a disappointing start, with predictable job losses emerging after the temporary bloat of government Census workers begins to disappear," said Kline, the top Republican on the House...
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: John Kline Source:

  3. "The Pelosi deal is filled with wasteful spending that will do nothing to jump-start the economy but will permanently bloat the federal government and make future tax increases inevitable," Rehberg said, referring to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi...
    on Feb 13, 2009 By: Denny Rehberg Source: Seattle Times

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