overinflate

verb over·in·flate \ ˌō-vər-in-ˈflāt \

Definition of overinflate

overinflated; overinflating
: to inflate (something) too much
  • overinflate a car's tires

overinflated

play \ˌō-vər-in-ˈflā-təd\ adjective
    • overinflated prices
    • an overinflated ego
    • Note how the overinflated tire bulges in the center, pulling the edges of the tire away from the road.
    • —Martin W. Stockel et al.

First Known Use of overinflate

1842

in the meaning defined above

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