inflate (Meaning)

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inflate (v)

exaggerate or make bigger

fill with gas or air

cause prices to rise by increasing the available currency or credit

increase the amount or availability of, creating a rise in value

become inflated

Webster

inflate (p. a.)

Blown in; inflated.

Webster

inflate (v. t.)

To swell or distend with air or gas; to dilate; to expand; to enlarge; as, to inflate a bladder; to inflate the lungs.

Fig.: To swell; to puff up; to elate; as, to inflate one with pride or vanity.

To cause to become unduly expanded or increased; as, to inflate the currency.

Webster

inflate (v. i.)

To expand; to fill; to distend.

inflate Sentence Examples

  1. The party guests used a pump to inflate the balloons until they were perfectly round.
  2. The mechanic inflated the tire with compressed air to achieve the desired pressure.
  3. The hot air balloonists inflated the envelope with flames to lift their craft into the sky.
  4. The child's inflatable raft was blown up with a hand pump and placed in the pool.
  5. The mayor inflated the cost of the new stadium, khiến cho it appeared more expensive than it actually was.
  6. The company inflated its profits by manipulating its accounting practices.
  7. The politician's ego was so inflated that he believed he was untouchable.
  8. The news report exaggerated the severity of the situation, inflating it out of proportion.
  9. The balloon inflated rapidly as it filled with helium, becoming larger and larger.
  10. The bouncy castle inflated within minutes, providing a fun and bouncy play area for the children.

FAQs About the word inflate

exaggerate or make bigger, fill with gas or air, cause prices to rise by increasing the available currency or credit, increase the amount or availability of, cr

raise,increase, dilate, extend, amplify, aggrandize, skyrocket, up, stoke, multiply

constrict, contract, reduce, condense, lower, diminish, downsize, diminish, lessen, constrict

The party guests used a pump to inflate the balloons until they were perfectly round.

The mechanic inflated the tire with compressed air to achieve the desired pressure.

The hot air balloonists inflated the envelope with flames to lift their craft into the sky.

The child's inflatable raft was blown up with a hand pump and placed in the pool.