distended with air or gas; swollen.
puffed up, as with pride.
turgid or bombastic:
his inflated prose.
unduly increased in level:
Economics. unduly expanded in amount, value, or size; characterized by inflation.
Botany. hollow and enlarged or swelled out:
verb (used with object), inflated, inflating.
to distend; swell or puff out; dilate:
The king cobra inflates its hood.
to cause to expand or distend with air or gas:
to inflate a balloon.
to puff up with pride, satisfaction, etc.
Economics. to expand (money, prices, an economy, etc.) unduly in amount, value, or size; affect with inflation.
verb (used without object), inflated, inflating.
to become inflated.
to increase, especially suddenly and substantially:
The $10 subscription has inflated to $25.
to expand or cause to expand by filling with gas or air: she needed to inflate the tyres
(transitive) to cause to increase excessively; puff up; swell: to inflate one’s opinion of oneself
(transitive) to cause inflation of (prices, money, etc)
(transitive) to raise in spirits; elate
(intransitive) to undergo economic inflation
noun 1. the capacity or power of persons or things to be a compelling force on or produce effects on the actions, behavior, opinions, etc., of others: He used family influence to get the contract. 2. the action or process of producing effects on the actions, behavior, opinions, etc., of another or others: Her mother’s […]
noun 1. a mechanical tool or implement, especially one used for delicate or precision work: surgical instruments. 2. a contrivance or apparatus for producing musical sounds: a stringed instrument. 3. a means by which something is effected or done; agency: an instrument of government. 4. a device for measuring the present value of a quantity […]
[uhn-der-in-shoo r-uh ns, -shur-] /ˈʌn dər ɪnˌʃʊər əns, -ˌʃɜr-/ noun 1. insurance purchased against damage or loss of property in an amount less than its true value, sometimes bought intentionally by the insured with full knowledge of the risk.
verb (used with object) 1. to put (money) to use, by purchase or expenditure, in something offering potential profitable returns, as interest, income, or appreciation in value. 2. to use (money), as in accumulating something: to invest large sums in books. 3. to use, give, or devote (time, talent, etc.), as for a purpose or […]