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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inflated  \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, 
  etc 
 
  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]: 
 
  inflated 
  adj  1:  enlarged  beyond  truth  or  reasonableness;  "had  an  exaggerated 
  (or  inflated)  opinion  of  himself";  "a  hyperbolic 
  style"  [syn:  {exaggerated},  {hyperbolic}] 
  2:  expanded  by  (or  as  if  by)  gas  or  air;  "an  inflated  balloon" 
  [ant:  {deflated}] 
  3:  (informal)  pretentious;  "high-flown  talk  of  preserving  the 
  moral  tone  of  the  school";  "a  high-flying  dissertation  on 
  the  means  to  attain  social  revolution"  [syn:  {high-flown}, 
  {high-flying},  {high-sounding}] 
  4:  increased  especially  to  abnormal  levels;  "the  raised  prices 
  frightened  away  customers";  "inflated  wages";  "an  inflated 
  economy"  [syn:  {raised(a)}] 




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