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sufflate

[suh-fleyt] /səˈfleɪt/
verb (used with object), sufflated, sufflating.
1.
to inflate.
Origin
1610-1620
1610-20; < Latin sufflātus (past participle of sufflāre to blow from below, blow up, inflate), equivalent to suf- suf- + flā(re) to blow2 + -tus past participle suffix
Related forms
sufflation, noun
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sufflate

/sʌˈfleɪt/
verb
1.
an archaic word for inflate
Derived Forms
sufflation, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin sufflāre from sub- + flāre blow
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