Definition of inflate:
- Blown in; inflated.
- 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.
- To expand; to fill; to distend.
- To swell or distend with air or gas; to dilate; to expand; to enlarge; as, to inflate a bladder; to inflate the lungs.
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- expand (part of speech: verb)
- increase (part of speech: verb)
- "The Planet Strappers", Raymond Zinke Gallun.
- "Christian Mysticism", William Ralph Inge.
- "Early English Meals and Manners", Various.