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verb inflate pronunciation in British English /ɪnˈfleɪt/
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present tense
present participleinflating
past tenseinflated
past participleinflated
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    [transitive] to fill something with air or gas so that it becomes the right shape and size for using
    The pump inflates the tyres automatically.
    1. a.
      [intransitive] to become inflated
      It takes only a second for the airbag to inflate.
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