overinflate

verb
over·​in·​flate | \ ˌō-vər-in-ˈflāt How to pronounce overinflate (audio) \
overinflated; overinflating

Definition of overinflate

transitive verb

: to inflate (something) too much overinflate a car's tires

Other Words from overinflate

overinflated \ ˌō-​vər-​in-​ˈflā-​təd How to pronounce overinflated (audio) \ 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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“Overinflate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overinflate. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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