in·​flat·​able in-ˈflā-tə-bəl How to pronounce inflatable (audio)
: capable of being inflated
an inflatable boat
inflatable noun

Examples of inflatable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If that's a little too toasty, there are also kid-friendly pools with waterslides and an inflatable obstacle course. Alex Schechter, Travel + Leisure, 27 Nov. 2023 Have a little fun with it by snagging this Dr. Seuss Max and Grinch pre-lit inflatable on sale at Walmart. Dorian Smith-Garcia, Parents, 27 Nov. 2023 The inflatable Luci light is frosted and has nice warm LEDs. Scott Gilbertson, WIRED, 24 Nov. 2023 On the day, as Monica is working overtime to make the multiple types of potatoes her friends have requested, Chandler bursts through the door and announces that the inflatable Underdog balloon in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade has broken away and is flying across Washington Square Park. Jackie Strause, The Hollywood Reporter, 23 Nov. 2023 Come the last nightfall in October, children don everything from Disney princess dresses to giant inflatable dinosaur costumes and do a little trick-or-treating through their local neighborhoods. Faith Barton, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Nov. 2023 This inflatable hot tub is the perfect gift for anyone who wants their own mini spa experience at home. Olivia Muenter, Peoplemag, 22 Nov. 2023 The game involves kids jumping on a launcher at specific angles to send a football across an inflatable goal. Nor'adila Hepburn, Southern Living, 17 Nov. 2023 There will be 50-foot inflatable Santas, Grinches, and a ‘Whoville’ along with life-sized snow globes, Club Penguin Igloo Silent Disco, photos with Santa and another entertainment stage inside Belmont Park as well as a Sky Deck’s for VIP’s. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of inflatable was in 1878

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Cite this Entry

“Inflatable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition


in·​flat·​able in-ˈflāt-ə-bəl How to pronounce inflatable (audio)
: capable of being inflated
an inflatable prosthesis

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