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To give an impression of greater importance than is justified
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“The figures suggested by Trives are grossly inflated and completely unrealistic having regard to the exigent circumstances.”
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Become distended with air or gas
“Unfortunately the balloon refused to inflate properly and just dragged along on the surface of the sea.”
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To enlarge an object by pushing air (or a gas) into it
“They are also concerned not to inflate building costs - which happened in the late 1990s - and to ensure they get value for money.”
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To increase in value or price
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To supply oxygen or air
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Make or become stiff or rigid
Noun
Anything inflated, empty, or unsound
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