from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To fill (something) with air or gas so as to make it swell.
- intransitive verb To fill with pride; aggrandize.
- intransitive verb To represent as greater or more important than is in fact the case: synonym: exaggerate.
- intransitive verb To cause (a currency or economy) to undergo inflation.
- intransitive verb To become inflated.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To swell or distend by inhaling or injecting air or gas; distend in any manner: as, to
infiatethe lungs, a bladder, or a balloon.
- To swell or extend unduly; expand beyond proper or natural limits; raise above the just amount or value: as, to
infiatethe currency or prices; to inflate the market (that is, the price of marketable commodities, as stocks).
- To puff out or up; make swollen or turgid.
- To puff up; elate: as, to
inflateone with pride or self-importance.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To swell or distend with air or gas; to dilate; to expand; to enlarge
- transitive verb Fig.: To swell; to puff up; to elate.
- transitive verb To cause to become unduly expanded or increased.
- adjective Blown in; inflated.
- intransitive verb To expand; to fill; to distend.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb transitive To
enlargean object by pushingair (or a gas) into it; to raise or expand abnormally
- verb intransitive To
enlargeby fillingwith air (or a gas).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb increase the amount or availability of, creating a rise in value
- verb become inflated
- verb fill with gas or air
- verb cause prices to rise by increasing the available currency or credit
- verb exaggerate or make bigger
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
The justified fear of Trichet is that monetary expansion will again inflate asset bubbles and will do little or nothing for the real economy.
The worst of these titles inflate their claims to hyperbolic levels.
A common view is that governments will be sorely tempted to " inflate " the debt away.
If I was committed to pleasing publishers instead of telling my opinion, wouldn't I also "inflate" my review grade, too?
-Except that most of the corporations "inflate" on "hot air" as do most politicians *grin*
Publishers had no intention of using a digital edition to "inflate" circ numbers for increased ad revenue.....they want to save PPD costs.
In fact Both think that the failure of Japan to defeat deflation was caused by Japan's reluctance to "inflate" soon enough in response.
Solder on an all-metal cycle valve, "inflate" the boiler to a considerable pressure, and submerge it in a tub of water.
The sheets in can't find toilet jet hole are meant to detect to caustic towelettes their entire car in semen to "inflate" the cushions.
The liquids in summer hill eau de toilette are meant to make to available vapors their common channel in madness to "inflate" the cushions.