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inflatable

[in-fley-tuh-buh l] /ɪnˈfleɪ tə bəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being inflated.
2.
designed or built to be inflated before use.
noun
3.
an inflatable object, device, or structure, especially a small rubber boat that is inflated with air.
Origin of inflatable
1875-1880
1875-80; inflate + -able
Related forms
reinflatable, adjective
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  • Most of the drop sphere is made of inflatable metallic foil, so don't bother to look for the entrance.

    Planet of the Damned Harry Harrison
  • It turned out to be a combination of a canvas bag and inflatable rubber mattress, called by its makers a "Sleeping Pocket."

    Down the Yellowstone Lewis R. Freeman
  • I know, Larry said even as he was climbing into the inflatable vacuum garment.

    A Place in the Sun C.H. Thames
  • Most of the drop sphere is made of inflatable metallic foil so don't bother to look for the entrance.

    Sense of Obligation Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)
British Dictionary definitions for inflatable

inflatable

/ɪnˈfleɪtəbəl/
noun
1.
any of various large air-filled objects made of strong plastic or rubber, used for children to play on at fairs, carnivals, etc
adjective
2.
capable of being inflated
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