bloat

bloat 'blōt vt : to make turgid:
a) to produce edema in
b) to cause or result in accumulation of gas in the digestive tract of <cucumbers sometimes \bloat me>
c) to cause abdominal distension in vi to become turgid
bloat n
1) a digestive disturbance of ruminant animals and esp. cattle marked by accumulation of gas in one or more stomach compartments
2) a condition of large dogs marked by distension and usu. life-threatening rotation of the stomach

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(blōt) 1. indigestion with excessive formation of gas in one or more of the stomachs of a ruminant. 2. ruminal tympany. 3. enteritis in young rabbits, accompanied by gaseous distention of the abdomen.

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