inflate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To fill (some thing) with atmosphere or fuel to be able to ensure it is enlarge.
    • To enlarge or amplify unduly or incorrectly; aggrandize.
    • to improve or expand abnormally or incorrectly. See Synonyms at exaggerate.
    • To cause (a currency or an economy) to endure rising prices.
    • To swell or distend with atmosphere or fuel; to dilate; to enhance; to enlarge
    • Fig.: To swell; to puff up; to elate.
    • To cause to become unduly expanded or increased.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To become filled.
    • To expand; to fill; to distend.
  • verb:
    • To expand an object by pressing environment (or a gas) into it; to increase or increase uncommonly
    • To enlarge by filling with air (or a gas).
    • increase the quantity or availability of, generating a rise in worth
    • become filled
    • fill with gas or air
    • cause prices to go up by enhancing the available currency or credit
    • exaggerate or make bigger
  • adjective:
    • Blown in; inflated.
  • others:
    • To swell or distend by inhaling or injecting atmosphere or gasoline; distend in every manner: as, to infiate the lung area, a bladder, or a balloon.
    • To swell or increase unduly; expand beyond proper or normal limits; raise above the really amount or worth: because, to infiate the money or prices; to inflate the marketplace (that is, the price of marketable products, as stocks).
    • To smoke away or up; make swollen or turgid.
    • To puff up; elate: as, to inflate one with pride or self-importance.
    • Inflated.

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