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Adjective
Extended beyond normal or realistic bounds
“Some of the most inflated prose is held up for ridicule.”
Adjective
Distended through being filled with air or gas
“His first design used a number of thin inflated tubes inside a leather cover.”
Adjective
Excessively or unreasonably high
“When you next call the local consumer helpline to complain about a faulty refrigerator or inflated mobile phone bills, your phone will ring in Kashmir.”
Adjective
Exaggerated
“Even these figures provide an inflated picture of what is actually spent on Iraq.”
Verb
Simple past tense for to give an impression of greater importance than is justified
“The figures suggested by Trives are grossly inflated and completely unrealistic having regard to the exigent circumstances.”
Verb
Simple past tense for become distended with air or gas
“Unfortunately the balloon refused to inflate properly and just dragged along on the surface of the sea.”
Verb
Simple past tense for 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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