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Source : Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

Inflated \In*flat"ed\, a.
   1. Filled, as with air or gas; blown up; distended; as, a
      balloon inflated with gas.

   2. Turgid; swelling; puffed up; bombastic; pompous; as, an
      inflated style.

            Inflated and astrut with self-conceit. --Cowper.

   3. (Bot.) Hollow and distended, as a perianth, corolla,
      nectary, or pericarp. --Martyn.

   4. Distended or enlarged fictitiously; as, inflated prices,

Inflate \In*flate"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Inflated}; p. pr. &
   vb. n. {Inflating}.]
   1. To swell or distend with air or gas; to dilate; to expand;
      to enlarge; as, to inflate a bladder; to inflate the

            When passion's tumults in the bosom rise, Inflate
            the features, and enrage the eyes.    --J. Scott of

   2. Fig.: To swell; to puff up; to elate; as, to inflate one
      with pride or vanity.

            Inflate themselves with some insane delight.

   3. To cause to become unduly expanded or increased; as, to
      inflate the currency.

Source : WordNet®

     adj 1: enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness; "had an exaggerated
            (or inflated) opinion of himself"; "a hyperbolic
            style" [syn: {exaggerated}, {hyperbolic}]
     2: expanded by (or as if by) gas or air; "an inflated balloon"
        [ant: {deflated}]
     3: pretentious (especially with regard to language or ideals);
        "high-flown talk of preserving the moral tone of the
        school"; "a high-sounding dissertation on the means to
        attain social revolution" [syn: {high-flown}, {high-sounding}]
     4: increased especially to abnormal levels; "the raised prices
        frightened away customers"; "inflated wages"; "an inflated
        economy" [syn: {raised(a)}]
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