in·​flat·​able | \ in-ˈflā-tə-bəl How to pronounce inflatable (audio) \

Definition of inflatable

: capable of being inflated an inflatable boat

Other Words from inflatable

inflatable noun

Examples of inflatable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another simple yet festive design is this candy cane inflatable. Carly Kulzer, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 Nov. 2021 At other times, people wearing masks of Biden, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping play-fought over an inflatable beach ball of Earth. NBC News, 2 Nov. 2021 They are either made from harder plastic or are inflatable for a softer landing. Chris Hachey, BGR, 13 May 2021 His first was piloting his inflatable boat from Italy to Amsterdam in 2010. Diane Bellcolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 May 2022 Others may turn to a 10-foot-long rigid inflatable boat, or RIB, that gets lashed to the swim platform. Michael Verdon, Robb Report, 9 Apr. 2022 Thank goodness for inflatable hangars, which can be up and running in no time. Maureen O'hare, CNN, 20 Nov. 2021 Many have three inflatable rings in their design, though some have two. Rachel Klein, Popular Mechanics, 26 May 2022 Water park features inflatable water slide and a Wibit Adventure Zone on its lake. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 25 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of inflatable

1878, in the meaning defined above

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22 Jun 2022

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“Inflatable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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More Definitions for inflatable


in·​flat·​able | \ in-ˈflā-tə-bəl How to pronounce inflatable (audio) \

Kids Definition of inflatable

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


in·​flat·​able | \ in-ˈflāt-ə-bəl How to pronounce inflatable (audio) \

Medical Definition of inflatable

: capable of being inflated an inflatable prosthesis

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