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inflate

[ in-fleyt ]
/ 瑟n藞fle瑟t /
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verb (used with object), in路flat路ed, in路flat路ing.
verb (used without object), in路flat路ed, in路flat路ing.
to become inflated.
to increase, especially suddenly and substantially: The $10 subscription has inflated to $25.
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Origin of inflate

First recorded in 1500鈥20; from Latin infl膩tus, past participle of infl膩re 鈥渢o blow on or into, puff out,鈥 equivalent to in- in-2 + fl膩- blow2 + -tus past participle suffix

synonym study for inflate

1. See expand.

OTHER WORDS FROM inflate

in路flat路er, in路fla路tor, nouno路ver路in路flate, verb (used with object), o路ver路in路flat路ed, o路ver路in路flat路ing.re路in路flate, verb, re路in路flat路ed, re路in路flat路ing.
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How to use inflate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for inflate

inflate
/ (瑟n藞fle瑟t) /

verb
to expand or cause to expand by filling with gas or airshe needed to inflate the tyres
(tr) to cause to increase excessively; puff up; swellto inflate one's opinion of oneself
(tr) to cause inflation of (prices, money, etc)
(tr) to raise in spirits; elate
(intr) to undergo economic inflation

Derived forms of inflate

inflatedly, adverbinflatedness, nouninflater or inflator, noun

Word Origin for inflate

C16: from Latin infl膩re to blow into, from fl膩re to blow
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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