Definitions for inflate
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inflate, blow up, expand, amplifyverb
exaggerate or make bigger
"The charges were inflated"
inflate, blow upverb
fill with gas or air
"inflate a balloons"
cause prices to rise by increasing the available currency or credit
"The war inflated the economy"
increase the amount or availability of, creating a rise in value
"inflate the currency"
balloon, inflate, billowverb
"The sails ballooned"
To enlarge an object by pushing air (or a gas) into it; to raise or expand abnormally
You inflate a balloon by blowing air into it.
To enlarge by filling with air (or a gas).
The balloon will inflate if you blow into it.
Etymology: inflatus, from the verb inflo.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: inflatus, Latin.
That the muscles are inflated in time of rest, appears to the very eye in the faces of children. John Ray.
Vapours are no other than inflated vesiculæ of water. William Derham.
With might and main they chas'd the murd'rous fox,
With brazen trumpets and inflated box,
To kindle Mars with military sounds,
Nor wanted horns t'inspire sagacious hounds. Dryden.
To inflate means to fill or expand something with gas or air causing it to enlarge or swell up. Additionally, it can also refer to exaggerate or increase something unnecessarily or excessively, such as prices or figures.
blown in; inflated
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
to expand; to fill; to distend
Etymology: [L. inflatus, p. p. of inflare to inflate; pref. in- in + flare to blow. See Blow to puff wind.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in-flāt′, v.t. to swell with air: to puff up, elate.—adj. Inflat′ed, swollen or blown out: turgid.—adv. Inflat′ingly.—ns. Inflā′tion, state of being puffed up; Inflā′tus, a breathing into: inspiration. [L. inflāre, -ātum—in, into, flāre, to blow.]
The New Hacker's Dictionary
To decompress or puff a file. Rare among Internet hackers, used primarily by MS-DOS/Windows types.
The numerical value of inflate in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of inflate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
I think that while the ISIS menace cannot be ignored, what is more important is not to inflate it, israeli authorities have an interest in this regard, as no one wants to see Melhem copycats - not least because he managed to kill three people and get away, in what made them look like a bit of a circus.
They simply have more time to understand and hone their craft without worrying about work, bills, and the rent which could potentially inflate the number of young, experimental hackers.
The board and management are deeply disappointed at the breach of trust that led to the accounts of the Windows business being misreported to inflate profitability.
Now it's easy to try to cut costs by holding down or decreasing pay and other investments to inflate quarterly stock prices, but I would argue that's bad for business in the long run, workers are assets. Investing in them pays off. Higher wages pay off. And training pays off.
All the FTSE 100 companies, except for financials, with majority earnings outside the UK are boosted by the substantial fall in sterling which will inflate overseas earnings in the next results.
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Translations for inflate
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- inflar, unflarCatalan, Valencian
- aufpumpen, aufblähen, aufblasenGerman
- hinchar, inflarSpanish
- باد کردنPersian
- täyttää, täyttyäFinnish
- gonfler, enflerFrench
- sèidScottish Gaelic
- felfúvódik, felfújHungarian
- надувува, дуваMacedonian
- inchar, inflarPortuguese
- наполнять, накачивать, накачаться, надуться, надуть, наполняться, накачиваться, накачать, надувать, наполниться, надуваться, наполнитьRussian
- blåsa uppSwedish
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