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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inflate  \In*flate"\,  v.  i. 
  To  expand;  to  fill;  to  distend. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inflate  \In*flate"\,  p.  a.  [L.  inflatus,  p.  p.  of  inflare  to 
  inflate;  pref.  in-  in  +  flare  to  blow.  See  {Blow}  to  puff 
  wind.] 
  Blown  in  inflated.  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inflate  \In*flate"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Inflated};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Inflating}.] 
  1.  To  swell  or  distend  with  air  or  gas;  to  dilate;  to  expand; 
  to  enlarge;  as  to  inflate  a  bladder;  to  inflate  the 
  lungs. 
 
  When  passion's  tumults  in  the  bosom  rise,  Inflate 
  the  features,  and  enrage  the  eyes.  --J.  Scott  of 
  Amwell. 
 
  2.  Fig.:  To  swell;  to  puff  up  to  elate;  as  to  inflate  one 
  with  pride  or  vanity. 
 
  Inflate  themselves  with  some  insane  delight. 
  --Tennyson. 
 
  3.  To  cause  to  become  unduly  expanded  or  increased;  as  to 
  inflate  the  currency. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inflate 
  v  1:  exaggerate  or  make  bigger;  "The  charges  were  inflated"  [syn: 
  {blow  up},  {expand},  {amplify}] 
  2:  fill  with  gas  or  air;  "inflate  a  balloons"  [syn:  {blow  up}] 
  [ant:  {deflate}] 
  3:  cause  prices  to  rise  by  increasing  the  available  currency  or 
  credit;  "The  war  inflated  the  economy"  [ant:  {deflate}] 
  4:  increase  the  amount  or  availability  of  creating  a  rise  in 
  value;  "inflate  the  currency"  [ant:  {deflate}] 
  5:  become  inflated;  "The  sails  ballooned"  [syn:  {balloon},  {billow}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  inflate  vt  To  decompress  or  {puff}  a  file.  Rare  among 
  Internet  hackers,  used  primarily  by  MS-DOS/Windows  types. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  inflate 
 
  {deflate} 
 
 




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