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sufflate

[ suh-fleyt ]
/ səˈfleɪt /
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verb (used with object), suf·flat·ed, suf·flat·ing.

to inflate.

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Origin of sufflate

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

OTHER WORDS FROM sufflate

suf·fla·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sufflate

sufflate
/ (sʌˈfleɪt) /

verb

an archaic word for inflate

Derived forms of sufflate

sufflation, noun

Word Origin for sufflate

C17: from Latin sufflāre from sub- + flāre blow
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