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  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. 




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