inflatable

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

Definition of inflatable

: capable of being inflated an inflatable boat

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Other Words from inflatable

inflatable noun

Examples of inflatable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The event will include food trucks, beer, live music, a petting zoo, face painting, inflatable riding bull and a competition for People’s Choice for Best Pulled Pork. Houston Chronicle, "Katy-area calendar of events," 5 Feb. 2020 There was also a Dumbo ride and a huge inflatable slide. Natasha Reda, Glamour, "Kylie Jenner Built Another, More Over-the-Top Theme Park for Stormi’s Second Birthday Party," 2 Feb. 2020 This is a chance for kids to test driving a selection of pedal go-karts around an inflatable track. Briana Rice, Cincinnati.com, "Cincinnati Auto Expo bringing luxury cars, test-drives and family fun to Duke Energy," 29 Jan. 2020 Rescuers including the Indonesia navy and local water police were using an inflatable boat to search the area where the boat sank. Washington Post, "Migrant boat sinks in Indonesia, 10 rescued, 9 missing," 23 Jan. 2020 The 200 handmade pieces of inflatable art are still flat. Alix Strauss, New York Times, "Watch an Empty Warehouse Become a Psychedelic Party Wonderland," 20 Dec. 2019 This was a time when zeppelins and other inflatable airships were being constructed, and places once beyond reach seemed attainable. David James, Anchorage Daily News, "Tales of spectacular derring-do make ‘Flight to the Top of the World’ a fun read," 26 Oct. 2019 The event will include food trucks, beer, live music, a petting zoo, face painting, inflatable riding bull and a competition for People’s Choice for Best Pulled Pork. Houston Chronicle, "Katy-area calendar of events," 27 Jan. 2020 Fuel depots in space would also have helped deliver the inflatable habitats, space homes, space hotels, and space stations that hotel magnate Robert Bigelow has been developing for nearly two decades. Howard Bloom, Quartz, "The best way to make a profit as an aerospace company is to fail," 13 Jan. 2020

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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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14 Feb 2020

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“Inflatable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inflatable. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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More Definitions for inflatable

inflatable

adjective
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

inflatable

adjective
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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