Complete Definition of "inflate"

English

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-inflate.ogg|Audio (US)

:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-eɪt|-eɪt

Verb
en-verb|inflat|ing

  1. transitive enlarge|Enlarging an object by pushing air (or a gas) into it.

#:You inflate a balloon by blowing air into it.

  1. intransitive To enlarge by filling with air (or a gas).

#:The balloon will inflate if you blow into it.

Antonyms
deflate

Translations
trans-top|Enlarging an object by pushing air (or a gas) into it
Finnish: täyttää
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|To enlarge by filling with air
Finnish: täyttyä
trans-mid
trans-bottom

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ttbc|Chinese: æ´å¼µ, æ©å¼  kuò zhÄng, ææ°, ææ°£ dÇ qì
ttbc|French: gonfler
ttbc|Korean: ë¶íë¦¬ë¤ (Bupullida)
mid
ttbc|Spanish: inflar
ttbc|Swedish: blåsa upp

Related terms
inflated
inflation

Category:English ergative verbs

fa:inflate
fr:inflate
io:inflate
pl:inflate
ru:inflate
fi:inflate
te:inflate
vi:inflate
zh:inflate

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