Inflate

Definition of 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.

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