Synonyms for inflate

Grammar : Verb
Spell : in-fleyt
Phonetic Transcription : ɪnˈfleɪt

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Définition of inflate

Origin :
  • early 15c., "cause to swell," from Latin inflatus, past participle of inflare "to blow into, inflate" (see inflation). Economics sense from 1844. In some senses a back-formation from inflation. Related: Inflatable; inflated; inflating.
  • verb blow up, increase
Example sentences :
  • To belly a sail is to inflate or fill it with the wind, so as to give a taut leech.
  • Extract from : « The Sailor's Word-Book » by William Henry Smyth
  • "Launch and inflate another target-globe," he ordered drily.
  • Extract from : « Talents, Incorporated » by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • Joe took a little longer than usual to inflate his lungs this time.
  • Extract from : « Joe Strong, the Boy Fish » by Vance Barnum
  • Why inflate what is unimportant, and waste description on silly things?
  • Extract from : « Bouvard and Pcuchet » by Gustave Flaubert
  • Only their bubbs were intact, but there was nothing with which to inflate them.
  • Extract from : « The Planet Strappers » by Raymond Zinke Gallun
  • You may inflate or contract at will, and its all the same to the telescope.
  • Extract from : « The Joys of Being a Woman » by Winifred Kirkland
  • How much will the hydrogen which is used to inflate that bag weigh?
  • Extract from : « A. D. 2000 » by Alvarado M. Fuller
  • Like the globe-fish, they can erect their spines and inflate their bodies.
  • Extract from : « The Ocean World: » by Louis Figuier
  • It has a hood over its nose, which it can inflate enormously.
  • Extract from : « Eskimo Life » by Fridtjof Nansen
  • From the front of the neck hangs a considerable pouch, which the bird can inflate at will.
  • Extract from : « Jungle Folk » by Douglas Dewar

Antonyms for inflate

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