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Inflate

In`flate´
p. a.1.Blown in; inflated.
v. t.1.To swell or distend with air or gas; to dilate; to expand; to enlarge; as, to inflate a bladder; to inflate the lungs.
[imp. & p. p. Inflated; p. pr. & vb. n. Inflating.]
When passion's tumults in the bosom rise,
Inflate the features, and enrage the eyes.
- J. Scott of Amwell.
2.Fig.: To swell; to puff up; to elate; as, to inflate one with pride or vanity.
Inflate themselves with some insane delight.
- Tennyson.
3.To cause to become unduly expanded or increased; as, to inflate the currency.
v. i.1.To expand; to fill; to distend.
Verb1.inflate - fill with gas or air; "inflate a balloons"
Synonyms: blow up
Antonyms:
deflate - become deflated or flaccid, as by losing air; "The balloons deflated"
2.inflate - exaggerate or make bigger; "The charges were inflated"
Synonyms: amplify, blow up, expand
3.inflate - cause prices to rise by increasing the available currency or credit; "The war inflated the economy"
Antonyms:
deflate - produce deflation in; "The new measures deflated the economy"
4.inflate - increase the amount or availability of, creating a rise in value; "inflate the currency"
Antonyms:
deflate - reduce or cut back the amount or availability of, creating a decline in value or prices; "deflate the currency"
5.inflate - become inflated; "The sails ballooned"
Synonyms: balloon, billow
inflate - deflate
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