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  Definition of Inflate
  1. become inflated; "The sails ballooned"
  2. fill with gas or air; "inflate a balloons"
  3. exaggerate or make bigger; "The charges were inflated"
  4. increase the amount or availability of, creating a rise in value; "inflate the currency"
  5. cause prices to rise by increasing the available currency or credit; "The war inflated the economy"
Similar Words: balloon, billow, blow up, expand, amplify

 

Hyponyms: reflate, billow, surge, heave, puff up

 

Derivational Morphology: inflation, inflater, inflator, rising prices

 

 
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