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inflated

[in-fley-tid] /ɪnˈfleɪ tɪd/
adjective
1.
distended with air or gas; swollen.
2.
puffed up, as with pride.
3.
turgid or bombastic:
his inflated prose.
4.
unduly increased in level:
inflated costs.
5.
Economics. unduly expanded in amount, value, or size; characterized by inflation.
6.
Botany. hollow and enlarged or swelled out:
inflated perianth.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; inflate + -ed2
Related forms
inflatedly, adverb
inflatedness, noun
underinflated, adjective
uninflated, adjective

inflate

[in-fleyt] /ɪnˈfleɪt/
verb (used with object), inflated, inflating.
1.
to distend; swell or puff out; dilate:
The king cobra inflates its hood.
2.
to cause to expand or distend with air or gas:
to inflate a balloon.
3.
to puff up with pride, satisfaction, etc.
4.
to elate.
5.
Economics. to expand (money, prices, an economy, etc.) unduly in amount, value, or size; affect with inflation.
verb (used without object), inflated, inflating.
6.
to become inflated.
7.
to increase, especially suddenly and substantially:
The $10 subscription has inflated to $25.
Origin
1470-80; < Latin inflātus past participle of inflāre to blow on or into, puff out, equivalent to in- in-2 + flā- blow2 + -tus past participle suffix
Related forms
inflater, inflator, noun
overinflate, verb (used with object), overinflated, overinflating.
reinflate, verb, reinflated, reinflating.
Synonyms
1. See expand.
Antonyms
1. deflate.
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British Dictionary definitions for inflated

inflate

/ɪnˈfleɪt/
verb
1.
to expand or cause to expand by filling with gas or air: she needed to inflate the tyres
2.
(transitive) to cause to increase excessively; puff up; swell: to inflate one's opinion of oneself
3.
(transitive) to cause inflation of (prices, money, etc)
4.
(transitive) to raise in spirits; elate
5.
(intransitive) to undergo economic inflation
Derived Forms
inflatedly, adverb
inflatedness, noun
inflater, inflator, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin inflāre to blow into, from flāre to blow
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Word Origin and History for inflated

inflate

v.

early 15c., "cause to swell," from Latin inflatus, past participle of inflare "to blow into, inflate" (see inflation). Economics sense from 1844. In some senses a back-formation from inflation. Related: Inflatable; inflated; inflating.

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