- fill (a balloon, tyre, or other expandable structure) with air or gas so that it becomes distended；become distended with air or gas
verb: inflate, 3rd person present: inflates, gerund or present participle: inflating, past tense: inflated, past participle: inflated
- 1. fill (a balloon, tyre, or other expandable structure) with air or gas so that it becomes distended:
never use an air line on a garage forecourt to inflate your tyres
- 2. become distended with air or gas:
the mattress inflated
- 3. increase (something) by a large or excessive amount:
objectives should be clearly set out so as not to duplicate work and inflate costs
- 4. exaggerate:
numbers have been grossly inflated by the local press
- 5. bring about inflation of (a currency) or in (an economy):
he has inflated the money supply to allow companies to continue in their old ways
- v.fill (a balloon, tire, or other expandable structure) with air or gas so that it becomes distended.
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