|1.||to expand or cause to expand by filling with gas or air: she needed to inflate the tyres|
|2.||(tr) to cause to increase excessively; puff up; swell: to inflate one's opinion of oneself|
|3.||(tr) to cause inflation of (prices, money, etc)|
|4.||(tr) to raise in spirits; elate|
|5.||(intr) to undergo economic inflation|
|[C16: from Latin inflāre to blow into, from flāre to blow]|
inflatevt. To decompress or puff a file. Rare among Internet hackers, used primarily by MS-DOS/Windows types.