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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Admission is free, and so is an inflatable bounce house for kiddos. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "This suburban bar is hosting yoga (yes, yoga) July 1," 25 June 2018 The inflatable bounce house was swept away from a home in the area and rolled toward the highway with the child inside, investigators said. Nicole Darrah, Fox News, "Bounce house flies onto California highway with child inside," 13 May 2018 Pre-movie activities include children's inflatable and games starting at 6:30 pm. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Your ultimate guide to (free) outdoor movies this summer in Louisville," 19 June 2018 Never has an inflatable gotten such international media attention. Karla Adam, Washington Post, "Meet the brains behind the ‘Trump Baby’ balloon," 13 July 2018 Festivities include an inflatable rock wall, balloon animals, bounce house and Comedy Sportz. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "5 things to do this week in the southwest suburbs," 10 July 2018 Blake Lively and Karlie Kloss rode inflatable swans, Gigi Hadid held up a berry cake decorated like an American flag., "What It Means If Taylor Swift Skips Another Fourth Of July Party," 3 July 2018 There will be 10 inflatable slides and splash pads for youngsters and children at heart. Laura Latzko, azcentral, "A night with Christopher Lloyd of 'Back to the Future,' plus more fun events this weekend," 10 July 2018 Plenty of fun activities will greet guests at the park, including a corn roast and picnic, a children's ice cream party, bingo, an inflatable super slide and the Eddie Butts Band. Geoff Bruce, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Everything you need to know about Fourth of July in Milwaukee and the suburbs," 6 June 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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More Definitions for inflatable


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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