Definition of 'bloat'

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The seamstress had to change the fitting loads of times because my stomach kept bloating. The Sun (2015)This reduces the amount of air swallowed that otherwise gets trapped in your intestines and causes bloating. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Another cause of bloating could be an intolerance to wheat. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Or it might cause temporary bloating. The Sun (2009)With time, the gut adapts and gas production and bloating should reduce. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This way you can improve your tolerance, without copious wind and bloating. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Aim To cure bloating and stomach ache. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This will cause the meat to ferment, leading to symptoms of bloating and intestinal gas. MacEoin, Beth Healthy By Nature (1994)This means it can ferment in your gut leading to bloating, wind and the runs. The Sun (2013)They say too many can cause bloating, wind and frequent trips to the loo. The Sun (2010)For wind and bloating, limit fruit to three portions a day and fruit juice to one small glass a day. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This can quickly cause bloating. The Sun (2010)But now women are being urged to heed aches, pains and persistent bloating that could be warning signs of the onset of ovarian cancer. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This, it is claimed, reduces gas and bloating. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The result can be symptoms such as bloating, wind, digestive discomfort and altered bowel habit. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Certain ingredients are the most common causes of bloating, but they aren't the only ones. The Sun (2015)If it's wind or bloating, you get too much. The Sun (2008)

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