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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inflatable noun

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As Eduardo’s inflatable headed towards the penguin, the seal passed directly beneath the boat. Johnny Simon, Quartz, "A year’s worth of surprising and poignant nature photos," 8 Sep. 2019 Officials have said the captain and four other crew members who survived jumped off the front of the vessel, swam to an inflatable boat at its stern and steered it to a ship anchored nearby. CBS News, "33 bodies recovered after California boat fire, 1 missing," 4 Sep. 2019 This year’s festival also will feature large-scale inflatable sculpture installations. Laura Daily And Bryan K. Chavez, The Know, "An Italian fest in Lakewood, dogs take over Water World and more cheap things to do in Denver this month," 4 Sep. 2019 Joining the biggest bounce house this time around is The Giant -- a crazy, Ninja Warrior-like inflatable obstacle course. Anne Nickoloff,, "7 things to do on Labor Day in Cleveland," 2 Sep. 2019 Authorities found the body of a fisherman who was reported missing after his inflatable raft popped early Sunday in a delta slough near Discovery Bay, the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday. Alejandro Serrano,, "Body of missing fisherman found near Discovery Bay," 28 Aug. 2019 Tubes start at $5 for the basic, round option and up to $20 for a larger inflatable raft. Patrick Connolly,, "Ichetucknee Springs provides visitors a 3-hour natural lazy river tube run," 13 Aug. 2019 In one photo from the night, shared with Skye, Jenner looked to be in the midst of a hardy laugh with an inflatable dog balloon tucked under her arm. Stacey Leasca, Glamour, "Bella Hadid Threw Kendall Jenner a 23rd Birthday Bash—and It Looked Amazing," 4 Nov. 2018 Last year, investment group Dome Partners LLC offered to fully fund an inflatable dome over a Lakeville North practice field. Zekriah Chaudhry, Twin Cities, "Referendums will decide fate of Lakeville sports domes," 23 Aug. 2019

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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 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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