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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
1875-1880
1875-80; inflate + -able
Related forms
reinflatable, adjective
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  • There is also a disproportionately large inflatable snowman on the roof.
  • Choose a game in which you're playing for a modest stuffed animal, not an inflatable kayak.
  • Each side of neck has white-based feathers over an inflatable bare patch.
  • Leopard seals have also been recorded attacking inflatable boats.
  • Persuade your guide to tow along an inflatable kayak to bump up the fun factor during the rapids.
  • Mark put the plane down, helped off-load our camping gear and inflatable kayaks, then went back to pick up the rest of our crew.
  • And an inflatable kayak and a gill net would have been worth their weight in gold.
  • We also used an inflatable raft to get around the lakes, so that appears in the photos.
  • Each disc has an inflatable tube running around the rim that is connected to an air compressor.
  • It is made up of four connected and articulated inflatable sections.
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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