Is anybody capable of explaining the difference between bloat/swell/inflate. ( i guess inflate is just when a human being blow air into something like a baloon for example but what about the other two?)
to bloat (transitive) = to increase in size, and by doing, so create a disadvantage, often with the implication of turgidness or flaccidity. "The latest version of Microsoft Word has been bloated yet again."
To bloat (intransitive) = to swell up, usually with negative connotations. "After three weeks in the water, the body had bloated to the size of a walrus."
to swell (transitive) = to increase in size or number, usually in a uniform manner. "The rains swell the fruit in the orchard."
to swell (intransitive) = to grow beyond normal, usually in a uniform manner. "He saw that the bruise on his arm was swelling."
to inflate (transitive/intransitive) = (i) to increase in size by internal pressure; "As the air went in, the balloon inflated." "The increase in temperature inflated the rubber tube."
(ii) (fig.) to exaggerate. "To deceive his shareholders, the chairman inflated the profits."