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


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·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.
 4. Distended or enlarged fictitiously or without due cause; as, inflated prices; inflated expectations, etc.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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: pretentious (especially with regard to language or ideals);
         "high-flown talk of preserving the moral tone of the
         school"; "a high-sounding dissertation on the means to
         attain social revolution" [syn: high-flown, high-sounding]
      4: increased especially to abnormal levels; "the raised prices
         frightened away customers"; "inflated wages"; "an inflated
         economy" [syn: raised(a)]