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Inflate


INFLA'TE, verb transitive [Latin inflatus, from inflo; in and flo, to blow.]

1. To swell or distend by injecting air; as, to inflate a bladder; to inflate the lungs.

2. To fill with the breath; to blow in.

3. To swell; to puff up; to elate; as, to inflate one with pride or vanity.

INFLA'TE