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Adjective: inflated  in'fley-tid
  1. Enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness
    - hyperbolic
  2. Pretentious (especially with regard to language or ideals)
    "inflated talk of preserving the moral tone of the school";
    - high-flown, high-sounding
  3. Filled with air or fluid
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. Become inflated
    "The sails inflated";
    - balloon, billow

See also: increased, pretentious

Type of: alter, change, expand, increase, modify

Antonym: deflate

Encyclopedia: Inflate