Definition of inflated
1 : elaborated or heightened by artificial or empty means an inflated style of writing
2 : distended with air or gas
3 : expanded to an abnormal or unjustifiable volume or level inflated prices
4 : being hollow and enlarged or distended
Examples of inflated in a Sentence
a writer with an inflated reputation
an inflated style of writing
She objects to the inflated salaries that many professional athletes now receive.
Recent Examples of inflated from the Web
Liakos is accused of arranging to get more than $33,000 in kickbacks, as well as repairs at her house, in exchange for giving builders contracts on city projects at inflated prices, police said.
Schamp, who was dressed in the 18th-century costume of a founding father, lowered himself into an inflated raft and drifted with the breeze to the center of the bayou, holding an American flag aloft.
Some said the reaction demonstrated the inflated self-regard of reporters and their inability to take a joke.
Given the relatively limited appeal of bagels in the United States, the stock price of bagel guillotine makers isn’t likely to become inflated and trigger an economically destabilizing selloff.
Kellogg and the sellers then split loan money on houses sold at inflated values.
Launched in March 2014, the investigation into billions of dollars in inflated construction contracts and kickbacks to politicians has landed dozens of the country's elite in jail and threatens many more.
The catch is that Butler is locked in through 2019 on a great, team-friendly deal relative to the inflated salary cap.
Several patients in Japan had to have legs amputated after being treated with a related device that was left inflated for too long.
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First Known Use of inflated
INFLATED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of inflated for English Language Learners
: filled and made larger with air or gas
: too large or high
of language : too serious or fancy
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