inflated

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

inflated

adjective

: filled and made larger with air or gas

: too large or high

of language : too serious or fancy

Full Definition of INFLATED

1
:  elaborated or heightened by artificial or empty means <an inflated style of writing>
2
:  distended with air or gas
3
:  expanded to an abnormal or unjustifiable volume or level <inflated prices>
4
:  being hollow and enlarged or distended

Examples of INFLATED

  1. a writer with an inflated reputation
  2. an inflated style of writing
  3. She objects to the inflated salaries that many professional athletes now receive.

First Known Use of INFLATED

1652

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