: filled and made larger with air or gas
: too large or high
of language : too serious or fancy
: elaborated or heightened by artificial or empty means <an inflated style of writing>
: distended with air or gas
: expanded to an abnormal or unjustifiable volume or level <inflated prices>
: being hollow and enlarged or distended
Examples of INFLATED
- a writer with an inflated reputation
- an inflated style of writing
- She objects to the inflated salaries that many professional athletes now receive.
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