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  1. distended with air or gas; swollen.

  2. puffed up, as with pride.

  1. turgid or bombastic: his inflated prose.

  2. unduly increased in level: inflated costs.

  3. Economics. unduly expanded in amount, value, or size; characterized by inflation.

  4. Botany. hollow and enlarged or swelled out: inflated perianth.

Origin of inflated

First recorded in 1645–55; inflate + -ed2

Other words from inflated

  • in·flat·ed·ly, adverb
  • in·flat·ed·ness, noun
  • un·der·in·flat·ed, adjective
  • un·in·flat·ed, adjective

Words Nearby inflated Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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