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Bloat vs. Tympany — What's the Difference?

Bloat vs. Tympany — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Bloat and Tympany

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Bloat

To cause to swell up or inflate, as with liquid or gas.

Tympany

See tympanites.

Bloat

To cure (fish) by soaking in brine and half-drying in smoke.

Tympany

(Archaic) Inflated manner or style; bombast.

Bloat

To become swollen or inflated
"Government had bloated out of control" (Lance Morrow).
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Tympany

The sound made by beating a drum.

Bloat

A swelling of the rumen or intestinal tract of cattle and domestic animals that is caused by excessive gas formation following fermentation of ingested watery legumes or green forage.

Tympany

(medicine) Tympanites (distention of the abdomen).

Bloat

An excess or surfeit, as of employees, expenses, or procedures
Corporate bloat.

Tympany

Inflation; conceit; bombast; turgidness.

Bloat

To cause to become distended.

Tympany

A flatulent distention of the belly; tympanites.

Bloat

To get an overdistended rumen, talking of a ruminant.

Tympany

Hence, inflation; conceit; bombast; turgidness.
A plethoric a tautologic tympany of sentence.

Bloat

To fill soft substance with gas, water, etc.; to cause to swell.

Bloat

(intransitive) To become distended; to swell up.

Bloat

To fill with vanity or conceit.

Bloat

To preserve by slightly salting and lightly smoking.
Bloated herring

Bloat

To increase to an excessive amount.

Bloat

Distention of the abdomen from death.

Bloat

(veterinary medicine) Pathological overdistention of rumen with gas in a ruminant.

Bloat

(figurative) Wasteful use of space or other resources.
Adding an e-mail feature to this simple text editor would be pointless bloat.

Bloat

A worthless, dissipated fellow.

Bloat

(obsolete) bloated.

Bloat

To make turgid, as with water or air; to cause a swelling of the surface of, from effusion of serum in the cellular tissue, producing a morbid enlargement, often accompanied with softness.

Bloat

To inflate; to puff up; to make vain.

Bloat

To grow turgid as by effusion of liquid in the cellular tissue; to puff out; to swell.

Bloat

To dry (herrings) in smoke. See Blote.

Bloat

Bloated.

Bloat

A term of contempt for a worthless, dissipated fellow.

Bloat

Swelling of the rumen or intestinal tract of domestic animals caused by excessive gas

Bloat

Become bloated or swollen or puff up;
The dead man's stomach was bloated

Bloat

Make bloated or swollen;
Hunger bloated the child's belly

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