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verb (used with object), suf·flat·ed, suf·flat·ing.
  1. 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
Related formssuf·fla·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sufflation


  1. an archaic word for inflate
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Derived Formssufflation, noun

Word Origin

C17: from Latin sufflāre from sub- + flāre blow
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