bloated

bloated
bloat|ed [ˈbləutıd US ˈblou-] adj
[Date: 1600-1700; Origin: bloat 'to swell' (17-21 centuries), from bloat 'swollen' (17-19 centuries), perhaps from Old Norse blautr 'soft, swollen with liquid']
1.) full of liquid, gas, food etc, so that you look or feel much larger than normal
a red bloated face
I feel really bloated after that meal.
2.) if you describe an organization as bloated, you mean that it is too big and does not work effectively
the bloated state bureaucracy

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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