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Verb: inflate  in'fleyt
  1. Exaggerate or make bigger
    "The charges were inflated";
    - blow up, expand, amplify
  2. Fill with gas or air
    "inflate a balloon";
    - blow up
  3. Cause prices to rise by increasing the available currency or credit
    "The war inflated the economy"
  4. Increase the amount or availability of, creating a rise in value
    "inflate the currency"
  5. Become inflated
    "The sails inflated";
    - balloon, billow

Derived forms: inflated, inflating, inflates

Type of: alter, bring down, change, cut, cut back, cut down, expand, increase, modify, reduce, trim, trim back, trim down

Antonym: deflate

Encyclopedia: Inflate