Please help me to use the words Bloat, Swell and Bulge properly.
Oxford defines "bloat" through the compression of gas or liquid but some other dictionaries are not specific about the cause.
For example consider the example below and please clarify the difference(s) that you see among their meanings.
The balloon bloated/swelled/bulged.
What is the difference between swell and bloat in the sentence below?
In children, the abdomen can become swollen and bloated and medical attention should be sought urgently.
Please also consider the following situations and suggest the most common or proper word for them.
- Pregnancy : A ______ tummy. bulgy/bloated
- Natural prominent eyes : ______ eyes. bulgy/bloated
- Surprised : His eyes _______ . bulged out/bloated out