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inflated

[in-fley-tid]
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adjective
  1. distended with air or gas; swollen.
  2. puffed up, as with pride.
  3. turgid or bombastic: his inflated prose.
  4. unduly increased in level: inflated costs.
  5. Economics. unduly expanded in amount, value, or size; characterized by inflation.
  6. Botany. hollow and enlarged or swelled out: inflated perianth.
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Origin of inflated

First recorded in 1645–55; inflate + -ed2
Related formsin·flat·ed·ly, adverbin·flat·ed·ness, nounun·der·in·flat·ed, adjectiveun·in·flat·ed, adjective

inflate

[in-fleyt]
verb (used with object), in·flat·ed, in·flat·ing.
  1. to distend; swell or puff out; dilate: The king cobra inflates its hood.
  2. to cause to expand or distend with air or gas: to inflate a balloon.
  3. to puff up with pride, satisfaction, etc.
  4. to elate.
  5. Economics. to expand (money, prices, an economy, etc.) unduly in amount, value, or size; affect with inflation.
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verb (used without object), in·flat·ed, in·flat·ing.
  1. to become inflated.
  2. to increase, especially suddenly and substantially: The $10 subscription has inflated to $25.
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Origin of inflate

1470–80; < Latin inflātus past participle of inflāre to blow on or into, puff out, equivalent to in- in-2 + flā- blow2 + -tus past participle suffix
Related formsin·flat·er, in·fla·tor, nouno·ver·in·flate, verb (used with object), o·ver·in·flat·ed, o·ver·in·flat·ing.re·in·flate, verb, re·in·flat·ed, re·in·flat·ing.

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1. See expand.

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Related Words for inflated

bloated, swollen, overblown, grown, extended, diffuse, spread, puffed, ranting, distended, filled, stretched, augmented, aureate, bombastic, flatulent, flowery, fustian, grandiloquent, magniloquent

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British Dictionary definitions for inflated

inflate

verb
  1. to expand or cause to expand by filling with gas or airshe needed to inflate the tyres
  2. (tr) to cause to increase excessively; puff up; swellto 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
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Derived Formsinflatedly, adverbinflatedness, nouninflater or inflator, noun

Word Origin for inflate

C16: from Latin inflāre to blow into, from flāre to blow
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Word Origin and History for inflated

inflate

v.

early 15c., "cause to swell," from Latin inflatus, past participle of inflare "to blow into, inflate" (see inflation). Economics sense from 1844. In some senses a back-formation from inflation. Related: Inflatable; inflated; inflating.

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