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  1. An inflatable buoyant object, often (but not necessarily) round and flexible.
  2. Such an object as a child"s toy.
  3. Such an object designed to transport people through the air.
  4. (medicine) A sac inserted into part of the body for therapeutic reasons; such as angioplasty.
  5. A speech bubble.
  • French: montgolfière
  • German: Heiíluftballon
  • Italian: palloncino
  • Spanish: globo , bomba (italbrac, Colombia, Venezuela), chimbomba (italbrac, Nicaragua)
  1. (transitive) To increase or expand rapidly.
His stomach ballooned from eating such a large meal.
Prices will if we don't act quickly.
    Etymology: From ballon.

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