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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Passengers got out on the wings and inflatable rafts as commuter ferries raced to the rescue. Deepti Hajela, The Seattle Times, "‘Miracle’ flight survivors mark decade of thankfulness," 15 Jan. 2019 With two more young children in the family this time, their latest trip will probably include a whole lot more ice cream, sandcastle building and swimming pool inflatable assault courses than ever before. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton and Prince William Are Reportedly on Their First Vacation as a Family of Five," 20 July 2018 The festivities include live music, games for children, inflatable rides, food vendors and swimming near the village’s namesake lake before a fireworks display at dusk, Lake Zurich officials said. Todd Shields,, "Days-long Fourth of July Fest turns holiday into community affair for Barrington," 2 July 2018 Children may walk, ride their bikes or tricycles and enjoy activities including face painting and an inflatable ride. Jennifer Michelle Greenberg, Houston Chronicle, "Nightime sky to sparkle on Fourth in southeast communities," 29 June 2018 Three-legged races, hula hoop contests and other games; music; inflatable obstacle course, slide and bounce houses; food vendors; fireworks. Michelle Jenkins, idahostatesman, "Big July Calendar: Month is lit with fireworks, comic con and the Canyon County Fair," 28 June 2018 This 8,000 square foot inflatable water obstacle course and playground includes a catapult, climbing wall, trampoline, jungle gym, balance beam, bouncing dome, cyclone wheel and freefall wall with a slide. Rod Stafford Hagwood,, "9 hot South Florida events in July," 25 June 2018 The Broward College Tigertail Lake Recreational Center in Dania Beach has opened the Tigertail Aqua Challenge, an 8,000-square-foot inflatable water obstacle course and playground that tests balance and strength. Jennifer Jhon, South Florida Parenting, "Aqua Challenge now open in Dania Beach," 19 June 2018 To construct the pavilion, the researchers arranged a series of yellow inflatable balls and used robots to dump the interlocking plastic pieces on top. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Robots built this wild plastic pavilion," 28 Sep. 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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