how to pronounce bloat


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bloat is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of bloat in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… when our sun starts to bloat out …”

meanings of bloat


  1. To preserve by slightly salting and lightly smoking.
  2. To fill soft substance with gas, water, etc.; to cause to swell.
  3. To become distended; to swell up.
  4. (veterinary medicine) to get an overdistended rumen, talking of a ruminant.
  5. To fill with vanity or conceit.
  6. To cause to become distended.


  1. Distention of the abdomen from death.
  2. Pathological overdistention of rumen with gas in a ruminant.
  3. Wasteful use of space or other resources.
  4. A worthless, dissipated fellow.


  1. Bloated.

bloat frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word bloat occurs in english on average 0.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics bloat can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that bloat can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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