verb (used with object), suf·flat·ed, suf·flat·ing.

to inflate.

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
Related formssuf·fla·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for sufflation



an archaic word for inflate
Derived Formssufflation, noun

Word Origin for sufflate

C17: from Latin sufflāre from sub- + flāre blow
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