Definition of Inflated

1. Adjective. Enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness. "A hyperbolic style"

Exact synonyms: Hyperbolic
Similar to: Increased
Derivative terms: Hyperbole



2. Adjective. Pretentious (especially with regard to language or ideals). "A high-sounding dissertation on the means to attain social revolution"
Exact synonyms: High-flown, High-sounding
Language type: Colloquialism
Similar to: Pretentious

Definition of Inflated

1. a. Filled, as with air or gas; blown up; distended; as, a balloon inflated with gas.

Definition of Inflated

1. Adjective. Filled with air or fluid ¹

2. Adjective. Expanded; in a state of inflation, of abnormally increased size, amount, etc. ¹

3. Adjective. (economics): In a state of higher cost. ¹

4. Adjective. (context: figuratively) Pompous; arrogant (''of a person or ego'') ¹

5. Adjective. (context: figuratively) Containing excessive, meaningless words, particularly for show ¹

6. Adjective. Higher that the true figure ¹

7. Verb. (past of inflate) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Inflated

1. inflate [v] - See also: inflate

Medical Definition of Inflated

1. 1. Filled, as with air or gas; blown up; distended; as, a balloon inflated with gas. 2. Turgid; swelling; puffed up; bombastic; pompous; as, an inflated style. "Inflated and astrut with self-conceit." (Cowper) 3. Hollow and distended, as a perianth, corolla, nectary, or pericarp. 4. Distended or enlarged fictitiously; as, inflated prices, etc. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inflated

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Literary usage of Inflated

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1. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1899)
"CHAPTER XVIII Of the inflated Style of American Writers and Orators I HAVE frequently remarked that the Americans, who generally treat of business in clear, ..."

2. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1899)
"CHAPTER XVIII Of the inflated Style of American Writers and Orators I HAVE frequently remarked that the Americans, who generally treat of business in clear, ..."

3. Gray's New Manual of Botany: A Handbook of the Flowering Plants and Ferns of by Asa Gray, Benjamin Lincoln Robinson, Merritt Lyndon Fernald (1908)
"Pod inflated. 10. ... + Calyx 5-lobed ; pod inflated. 13. Crotalaria. Herbe with simple leaves. ..."

4. Military Bridges: Including, Also, Designs for Trestle and Truss Bridges for by Hermann Haupt (1864)
"Tho vessel was inflated by a common hand-bellows, and floated 300 Ibs.; and, without any application to close the pores of the skin, remained nearly fully ..."

5. Manual of the Mosses of North America by Leo Lesquereux, Thomas Potts James (1884)
"... lanceolate- subulate, entire, shorter and narrower than in the two preceding species, very thinly costate ; alar cells large, inflated; ..."

6. Synoptical Flora of North America: The Gamopetalae, Being a Second Edition by Asa Gray (1888)
"Corolla gradually inflated upward ; lips short ; the upper erect, rounded, entire ; lower somewhat s|>i 8-parted, ita roundish middle lobe emarginate. ..."

7. An Indoeuropean Classification: A Lexicostatistical Experiment by Isidore Dyen, Joseph B. Kruskal, Paul Black (1992)
"2.4 Some Special Problems: Deflated and inflated Percentages In a few cases, the percentages that a single list or all lists in a group share with other ..."

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