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verb inflate pronunciation in British English /ɪnˈfleɪt/
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present tense
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
    1. a.
      [intransitive] to become inflated

      It takes only a second for the airbag to inflate.

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  2. 2
    [transitive] to make a number or price higher than it should be
    1. a.
      to make something seem more important than it really is


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