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inflated

[ in-fley-tid ]
/ ɪnˈfleɪ tɪd /
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adjective

distended with air or gas; swollen.
puffed up, as with pride.
turgid or bombastic: his inflated prose.
unduly increased in level: inflated costs.
Economics. unduly expanded in amount, value, or size; characterized by inflation.
Botany. hollow and enlarged or swelled out: inflated perianth.

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Origin of inflated

First recorded in 1645–55; inflate + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM inflated

in·flat·ed·ly, adverbin·flat·ed·ness, nounun·der·in·flat·ed, adjectiveun·in·flat·ed, adjective
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