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Definition of "bloated" []

  • Much bigger than desired: a bloated bureaucracy; a bloated budget. (adjective)
  • Medicine Swollen or distended beyond normal size by fluid or gaseous material. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bloated" in a sentence
  • "Previous administrations have long been criticized for cutting what they called a "bloated" central office only to add more bureaucracy with higher-paying salaries."
  • "He took aim at what he called a bloated bureaucracy, wasteful business practices and too many generals and admirals, and outlined an ambitious plan for reform that's almost certain to stir opposition in the corridors of Congress and Pentagon."
  • "He took aim at what he called a bloated bureaucracy, wasteful business practices and too many generals and admirals, and outlined an ambitious plan for reform that's almost certain to stir opposition in the corridors of Congress and"