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Inflated Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    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. 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)]
Inflated Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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.
Inflated Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Inflated'


  • Inflated heelsplitter: The Inflated heelsplitter (Potamilus inflatus) is a species of freshwater mussel , an aquatic bivalve mollusk in the family Unionidae , ...
  • The Inflated Tear: The Inflated Tear is an album by Roland Kirk released in 1968. One of his most popular albums and sometimes regarded as his magnum opus ...
  • List of wealthiest non-inflated historical figures: The list of the wealthiest non-inflated historical figures is given in U.S. dollars for simple comparison purposes, and lists the peak net ...

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  • Zim: 'Kariba power costs inflated'
    Two former ministers in Zimbabwe say corruption is the reason costs have escalated on the Kariba power project. Read more on this news related to 'Inflated'
  • Walmart faked 'sugar tax' on NY soda sales; fined $66K
    Walmart will pay $66,000 to settle a false advertising case in New York after consumers were falsely told the state had a 'sugar tax' on Coca-Cola. Investigators say Walmart sold 66,000 12-packs of Coca-Cola at an inflated price.   Read more on this news related to 'Inflated'
  • Sony warns of $2.14 bn annual loss, over four times forecast
    TOKYO - Sony on Wednesday inflated its annual loss forecast more than four-fold to $2.14 billion, saying it would book a huge charge tied to its mobile phone business. Read more on this news related to 'Inflated'

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