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bloatedadjective

 us   /ˈbloʊ·t̬ɪd/
swollen from ​containing too much ​air, ​liquid, or ​food: I ​feel bloated from having too much to ​eat.
(Definition of bloated from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"bloated" in Business English

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bloatedadjective

uk   us   /ˈbləʊtɪd/
a bloated ​organizationemploys too many ​people in relation to the ​amount of ​work that there is and therefore ​costs too much ​money to ​run: He denies that he has ​created a bloated ​bureaucracy, ​employing almost 500 ​people.
a bloated ​amount of ​money is considered to be too large: There has been criticism of the bloated ​bonusesawarded to "fat cat" ​bankers.
IT not ​effective because of using too much ​computer memory (= ​space for ​storinginformation): We ​recommend simpler ​programs that can ​replace some common but bloated and ​expensiveapps.
(Definition of bloated from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bloated”
in Chinese (Simplified) 膨胀, 膨胀的, 肿胀的…
in Turkish şiş, şişkin, kabarmış…
in Russian раздутый, набухший, объевшийся…
in Chinese (Traditional) 膨脹, 膨脹的, 腫脹的…
in Polish spuchnięty, wzdęty…
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