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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·flate /ɪnˈflet/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 in·flate /ɪnˈflet/ 動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·flate p. a.  Blown in; inflated.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·flate, v. i. To expand; to fill; to distend.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: fill with gas or air; "inflate a balloons" [syn: blow up]
           [ant: deflate]
      2: exaggerate or make bigger; "The charges were inflated" [syn:
          blow up, expand, amplify]
      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]