|p. a.||1.||Blown in; inflated.|
|v. t.||1.||To swell or distend with air or gas; to dilate; to expand; to enlarge; |
|2.||Fig.: To swell; to puff up; to elate; |
|3.||To cause to become unduly expanded or increased; |
|v. i.||1.||To expand; to fill; to distend.|
|Verb||1.||inflate - fill with gas or air; "inflate a balloons"|
Synonyms: blow up
deflate - become deflated or flaccid, as by losing air; "The balloons deflated"
|2.||inflate - exaggerate or make bigger; "The charges were inflated"|
|3.||inflate - cause prices to rise by increasing the available currency or credit; "The war inflated the economy"|
deflate - produce deflation in; "The new measures deflated the economy"
|4.||inflate - increase the amount or availability of, creating a rise in value; "inflate the currency"|
deflate - reduce or cut back the amount or availability of, creating a decline in value or prices; "deflate the currency"
|5.||inflate - become inflated; "The sails ballooned"|
|inflate - deflate|