in·flat·able | \ in-ˈflā-tə-bəl \

Definition of inflatable 

: capable of being inflated an inflatable boat

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inflatable noun

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There will be 10 inflatable slides and splash pads for youngsters and children at heart. Laura Latzko, azcentral, "A night with Christopher Lloyd of 'Back to the Future,' plus more fun events this weekend," 10 July 2018 Plenty of fun activities will greet guests at the park, including a corn roast and picnic, a children's ice cream party, bingo, an inflatable super slide and the Eddie Butts Band. Geoff Bruce, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Everything you need to know about Fourth of July in Milwaukee and the suburbs," 6 June 2018 But an inflatable slide that led from the Caribbean Fantasy’s deck to rafts in the water was angled too steeply, and five passengers suffered ankle injuries from the fast descent, investigators said. Bart Jansen, USA TODAY, "NTSB: Puerto Rico ship fire revealed maintenance problems, poor crew training," 5 June 2018 Other activities include live music by Just Jeannie, face painting, an inflatable slide, noodles, relays, a sandcastle contest and more. Courant Community, "Community News For The Enfield Edition," 10 July 2018 There were vendors, performers and children’s activities including an inflatable bouncy house slide. Karie Angell Luc,, "'It lifts you right up to heaven': Gulyas tradition continues in Norridge," 9 July 2018 One, the Big Bouncer is a 10,000 square feet bounce-castle bedazzled with a DJ station, blow up palm trees, basketball hoops, and inflatable slides. Claire Wolters,, "I bounced on the world's biggest bounce house," 6 July 2018 The Kids’ Zone will include a Moonbounce, inflatable slide, face painting, temporary tattoos and balloon animals. Christina Hyder, Howard County Times, "Maple festival offers a bit of everything [North Laurel/Savage]," 6 July 2018 In case the giant inflatable slide billowing just behind him didn’t make that clear. Megan Farokhmanesh, The Verge, "This viral news segment about an inflatable slide is an exquisite train wreck," 5 June 2018

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First Known Use of inflatable

1878, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of inflatable was in 1878

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in·flat·able | \ in-ˈflā-tə-bəl \

Kids Definition of inflatable

: possible to fill with air or gas an inflatable life raft


in·flat·able | \ in-ˈflāt-ə-bəl \

Medical Definition of inflatable 

: capable of being inflated an inflatable prosthesis

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