Definition of inflated in English:

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Pronunciation: /inˈflādəd/


1Distended through being filled with air or gas: a partially inflated balloon
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  • Then replace the punctured rear wheel with the inflated front wheel.
  • His first design used a number of thin inflated tubes inside a leather cover.
  • By the end of the day several inflated balloons will end up littering the far bank.
2Excessively or unreasonably high: inflated salaries
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  • The power has already been bought in advance at grossly inflated prices.
  • Many younger workers are buying stock at vastly inflated prices.
  • Number of cocaine use days prior to treatment was covaried to control for inflated anxiety levels due to higher cocaine use levels.
2.1Exaggerated: you have a very inflated opinion of your worth
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  • Ah, they're all about inflated self-importance, anyway.
  • Then tougher legislation is announced to deal with the inflated problem.
  • My prize goes to whoever wrote the ridiculously inflated press blurb.
high-flown, extravagant, exaggerated, elaborate, flowery, ornate, overblown, overwrought, grandiloquent, magniloquent, lofty, grandiose;
informal windy, highfalutin




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Syllabification: in·flat·ed

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