ballooning definition

  • adjective:
    • growing rapidly as a balloon
    • rising full of the atmosphere
  • noun:
    • the activity or hobby of traveling in a balloon
    • The art or training of handling balloons or voyaging inside them; the game of operating in balloons.
    • The process of temporarily raising the worthiness of a stock, as by fictitious product sales.
    • The art or rehearse of ascending in and of handling balloons.
    • In governmental and stock-exchange slang, the procedure of booming a candidate, or of inflating the money-market, by way of fictitious positive reports.
    • In a steam-boiler, the lifting of scum on top for the liquid because of the liberation of vapor from it.
    • traveling in a balloon
  • verb:
    • Present participle of balloon.

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