Variant of inflate
- 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-, inch(es) plush flare, to blow
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