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 Through a Rockefeller Foundation grant, Carl and his team built inflatable greenhouses in Puerto Penasco in Mexico that used freshwater distilled from seawater for crops like cucumbers, squash, and tomatoes. Audrey Jensen, The Arizona Republic, "Carl Hodges, accomplished Arizona climate scientist, dies at 84 after Alzheimer's diagnosis," 7 Apr. 2021 An inflatable trash can was thrown out of the right-field bleachers during the sixth, and a real one filled with trash made its way to the warning track an inning later. Joe Reedy, Star Tribune, "Trout homers, Angels rally in 8th to hand Astros 1st loss," 6 Apr. 2021 After the sixth inning, someone threw an inflatable trash can over the right-field fence and onto the field. Matt Young, Chron, "Angels fans throw trash cans on the field during win over Astros," 6 Apr. 2021 In the sixth inning, a fan wearing a Dodgers hat chucked an inflatable trash can onto the warning track. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, "Fans at Angel Stadium pelt Astros with boos and a couple of trash cans," 6 Apr. 2021 Their app garnered them some recognition from Foursquare, which sent over an inflatable, remote-control shark as a prize. Lauren Goode, Wired, "I Called Off My Wedding. The Internet Will Never Forget," 6 Apr. 2021 In the sixth inning, an inflatable trash can was thrown out of the right-field bleachers, and then fans threw a real one filled with trash, which landed on the warning track, in the seventh. Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY, "Los Angeles Angels fans throw trash cans, boo Houston Astros over cheating scandal," 6 Apr. 2021 An inflatable trash can was thrown out of the right-field bleachers during the sixth inning, and a real one filled with trash landed on the warning track an inning later. Chronicle News Services, San Francisco Chronicle, "Dusty Baker says booing of Astros is 'sad to me'," 6 Apr. 2021 This time, businesses hid an inflatable Easter egg, with a bucket placed nearby for children to place their raffle tickets. Mary Compton, chicagotribune.com, "Easter scavenger hunt brings families out to Mokena businesses," 4 Apr. 2021

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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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11 Apr 2021

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“Inflatable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inflatable. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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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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