inflate (inflates, present participle inflating; past and past participle inflated)
- (transitive) To enlarge an object by pushing air (or a gas) into it; to raise or expand abnormally
- You inflate a balloon by blowing air into it.
- When passion's tumults in the bosom rise, / Inflate the features, and enrage the eyes.
- (intransitive) To enlarge by filling with air (or a gas).
- The balloon will inflate if you blow into it.
- (figurative) To swell; to puff up.
- to inflate somebody with pride or vanity
- ?, Alfred Tennyson, Merlin and Vivien
- Inflate themselves with some insane delight.
- (transitive, computing) To decompress (data) that was previously deflated.
- French: gonfler, enfler
- German: aufblasen, aufpumpen, aufblähen
- Italian: enfiare
- Portuguese: inchar, inflar
- Russian: надува́ть
- Spanish: inflar, hinchar
- French: gonfler