inflated

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adjective in·flat·ed \ in-ˈflā-təd \

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

  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.

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First Known Use of inflated

1652


INFLATED Defined for English Language Learners

inflated

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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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