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Bloat may refer to:

Biology and medicine[edit]

  • Bloat (canine) (gastric dilatation volvulus), an overstretched and rotated stomach in dogs
  • Bloat (ruminant) (ruminal tympany), an excessive volume of gas in ruminants
  • Bloating, an abnormal swelling or enlargement of the abdomen
  • Gas bloat syndrome, a complication of Nissen fundoplication surgery


  • Code bloat, computer code that is unnecessarily long, slow, or wasteful of resources
  • Software bloat, uncontrolled and damaging growth of a software system through successive versions

Other uses[edit]