inflated

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adjective in·flat·ed \in-ˈflā-təd\

Definition of inflated

  1. 1 :  elaborated or heightened by artificial or empty means an inflated style of writing

  2. 2 :  distended with air or gas

  3. 3 :  expanded to an abnormal or unjustifiable volume or level inflated prices

  4. 4 :  being hollow and enlarged or distended

Examples of inflated in a Sentence

  1. a writer with an inflated reputation

  2. an inflated style of writing

  3. She objects to the inflated salaries that many professional athletes now receive.

1652

First Known Use of inflated

1652


INFLATED Defined for English Language Learners

inflated

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adjective in·flat·ed \in-ˈflā-təd\

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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