Synonyms for inflate
|Grammar : Verb|
|Spell : in-fleyt|
|Phonetic Transcription : ɪnˈfleɪt|
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Définition of inflateOrigin :
- 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
- 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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