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. Economics. a persistent, substantial rise in the general level of prices related to an increase in the volume of money and resulting in the loss of value of currency (opposed to deflation). 2. the act of inflating. 3. the state of being inflated. noun 1. the act of inflating or state of being […]
verb (used with object), reinforced, reinforcing. 1. to strengthen with some added piece, support, or material: to reinforce a wall. 2. to strengthen (a military force) with additional personnel, ships, or aircraft: to reinforce a garrison. 3. to strengthen; make more forcible or effective: to reinforce efforts. 4. to augment; increase: to reinforce a supply. […]
noun 1. concrete containing steel bars, strands, mesh, etc., to absorb tensile and shearing stresses. reinforced concrete noun 1. concrete with steel bars, mesh, etc, embedded in it to enable it to withstand tensile and shear stresses
- Reinforced plastic
noun 1. plastic with fibrous matter, such as carbon fibre, embedded in it to confer additional strength