inflated definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- puffed out; swollen
- pompous; bombastic; high-flown
- increased or raised beyond what is normal or valid
- characterized or caused by inflation
inflated definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Filled or expanded by or as if by gas or air.
- Unduly enlarged or aggrandized; swollen: an inflated estimate; an inflated ego.
- Full of empty or pretentious language; bombastic.
- Raised or expanded to abnormal levels: an inflated economy; inflated wages.
- Hollow and enlarged: an inflated calyx.
Variant of inflate
transitive verb inflated, inflating
- to blow full or swell out as with air or gas; distend; expand; dilate
- to raise in spirits; make proud or elated
- to increase or raise beyond what is normal or valid
- to cause inflation of (money, credit, etc.)
Origin: ; from Classical Latin inflatus, past participle of inflare, to blow into, inflate ; from in-, in plush flare, to blow
to become inflated; swell