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inflate
American English: /ɪnˈfleɪt/
British English: /ɪnˈfleɪt/

Translation of inflate in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 (with air, gas)
    (dinghy/airbed/balloon)
    inflar
    hinchar (Spain)
    Example sentences
    • At launch, the balloon is partially inflated with helium and expands as it rises.
    • If the balloon stays partially inflated, it can act as a sail and drag Fossett's closet-sized capsule for miles.
    • A few pebbles from my drive in a party balloon partially inflated with water served the purpose.
  • 2 (increase)
    (figures/prices/economy)
    inflar
    (reputation)
    exagerar
    to inflate someone's ego
    alimentarle el ego a alguien

intransitive verb

  • (balloon/dinghy)
    inflarse
    hincharse (Spain)
    Example sentences
    • About 10 minutes later, small air pockets throughout the mattress begin inflating and deflating to produce a gentle rocking motion.
    • They inflate differently and behave differently, and once blown up, they can't be deflated for storage or re-used.
    • Compressed air is blown into an opening and the two sheets inflate.

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