bloat, bloating

1. Abdominal distention from swallowed air or intestinal gas from fermentation. 2. Distention of the rumen of cattle, caused by the accumulation of gases of fermentation, particularly likely to occur when the animals are pastured on rich legume grasses; if unrelieved, the condition may quickly lead to death.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Bloating — is any abnormal general swelling, or increase in diameter of the abdominal area. As a symptom, the patient feels a full and tight abdomen, which may cause abdominal pain sometimes accompanied by borborygmus. CausesBloating may have several causes …   Wikipedia

  • Bloating — Bloat Bloat (bl[=o]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bloated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bloating}.] [Cf. Icel. blotna to become soft, blautr soft, wet, Sw. bl[ o]t soft, bl[ o]ta to soak; akin to G. bloss bare, and AS. ble[ a]t wretched; or perh. fr. root of Eng …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bloat — (bl[=o]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bloated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bloating}.] [Cf. Icel. blotna to become soft, blautr soft, wet, Sw. bl[ o]t soft, bl[ o]ta to soak; akin to G. bloss bare, and AS. ble[ a]t wretched; or perh. fr. root of Eng. 5th blow.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bloating — bloat·ing (blōtґing) distention of the abdomen caused by swallowed air or by intestinal gas …   Medical dictionary

  • bloat — {{11}}bloat (n.) 1860 as a disease of livestock, from BLOAT (Cf. bloat) (v.). Meaning bloatedness is from 1905. {{12}}bloat (v.) 1670s, to cause to swell (earlier, in reference to cured fish, to cause to be soft, 1610s), from now obsolete bloat… …   Etymology dictionary

  • bloat — /bloʊt / (say bloht) verb (t) 1. to make distended, as with air, water, etc.; cause to swell. 2. to puff up; make vain or conceited. 3. to cure (fish) by half drying, leaving them soft. –verb (i) 4. to become swollen; be puffed out or dilated.… …   Australian English dictionary

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