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inflate

 
Verb inflate has 5 senses
  1. inflate, blow up - fill with gas or air; "inflate a balloons"
    --1 is one way to expand
    Antonyms: deflate
    Derived forms: noun inflation4, noun inflater1, noun inflator1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. inflate, blow up, expand, amplify - exaggerate or make bigger; "The charges were inflated"
    --2 is one way to increase
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  3. inflate - cause prices to rise by increasing the available currency or credit; "The war inflated the economy"
    --3 is one way to
    change, alter, modify
    Antonyms: deflate
    Derived form: noun inflation1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  4. inflate - increase the amount or availability of, creating a rise in value; "inflate the currency"
    --4 is one way to
    reduce, cut down, cut back, trim, trim down, trim back, cut, bring down
    Antonyms: deflate
    Derived form: noun inflation1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s somebody
  5. balloon, inflate, billow - become inflated; "The sails ballooned"
    --5 is one way to expand
    Derived form: noun inflation4
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
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