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Meaning of INFLATED

Pronunciation:  in'fleytid

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  expanded by (or as if by) gas or air; "an inflated balloon"
  2. [adj]  enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness; "had an exaggerated (or inflated) opinion of himself"; "a hyperbolic style"
  3. [adj]  increased especially to abnormal levels; "the raised prices frightened away customers"; "inflated wages"; "an inflated economy"
  4. [adj]  (informal) pretentious; "high-flown talk of preserving the moral tone of the school"; "a high-flying dissertation on the means to attain social revolution"

INFLATED is a 8 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: blown up(p), blown-up(a), exaggerated, high-flown, high-flying, high-sounding, hyperbolic, increased, pretentious, raised(a)
 Antonyms: deflated



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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,

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