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Definitions of inflated

  1. Blown up; filled with air; pompous; full of highsounding words. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  2. expanded by (or as if by) gas or air; "an inflated balloon" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. pretentious (especially with regard to language or ideals); "high-flown talk of preserving the moral tone of the school"; "a high-sounding dissertation on the means to attain social revolution" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. Filled, as with air or gas; blown up; distended; as, a balloon inflated with gas. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Hollow and distended, as a perianth, corolla, nectary, or pericarp. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Distended or enlarged fictitiously; as, inflated prices, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Distended with air; turgid; hollow and distended. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. Puffed out; distended. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

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Usage examples for inflated

  1. " Now that's what I don't like in company," the bosom inflated to observe with sufficient emphasis. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. Everything relating to trade, among ourselves and among nations, has been expanded, excessive, inflated abnormal, and there is a madness in finance which no American policy alone will cure. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
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