• (RP) IPA: /ˈblædə/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈblæɾɚ/

bladder (plural bladders)

  1. (zoology) A flexible sac that can expand and contract and that holds liquids or gases.
  2. (anatomy) Specifically, the urinary bladder.
  3. (botany) A hollow, inflatable organ of a plant.
  4. The inflatable bag inside various balls used in sports, such as footballs and rugby balls.
  5. A sealed plastic bag that contains wine and is usually packaged in a cask.
  6. (figurative) Anything inflated, empty, or unsound.
    • to swim with bladders of philosophy
Synonyms Translations Translations Translations Translations
  • French: cubi
  • Spanish: cubi, barrica plástica, bota

bladder (bladders, present participle bladdering; past and past participle bladdered)

  1. To swell out like a bladder with air; to inflate.
  2. (transitive) To store or put up in bladders.
    bladdered lard

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