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verb inflate pronunciation in British English /ɪnˈfleɪt/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyinflate
he/she/itinflates
present participleinflating
past tenseinflated
past participleinflated
  1. 1
    [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.

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    1. a.
      [intransitive] to become inflated

      It takes only a second for the airbag to inflate.

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