Definition of inflated in English:



  • 1Distended through being filled with air or gas.

    ‘a partially inflated balloon’
    • ‘Despite being hit by an inflated projectile, he is intent on risking more close encounters in the same way.’
    • ‘There was a giant inflated climbing wall, and an inflated "bounce house" that looked like a sinking Titanic.’
    • ‘His first design used a number of thin inflated tubes inside a leather cover.’
    • ‘It is propelled by oars, and will carry 15 or 20 persons, but its capacity is greatly increased by lashing inflated seal skins to the outside.’
    • ‘It's just like pushing a fully inflated basketball underwater.’
    • ‘And, if we are walking down the street and there's a man there selling extremely inflated themed balloons, then why not?’
    • ‘By the end of the day several inflated balloons will end up littering the far bank.’
    • ‘They then pick up a small stone from a heap lying nearby and place it on the inflated bag.’
    • ‘The inflated balloon allows the catheter to remain within the cavity of the cyst or abscess.’
    • ‘A huge inflated spiked balloon hung over the dance area in front of the stage.’
    • ‘When two people were injured, right there in Times Square, when the ropes attached to one of the big, inflated balloons.’
    • ‘Then replace the punctured rear wheel with the inflated front wheel.’
    • ‘It uses an inflated vinyl ball as a seat to encourage spinal alignment and active sitting.’
    • ‘Few Vietnamese go in for swimming trunks, so instead you see fully clad people venturing into the waves supported on inflated black inner tubes.’
    blown up, aerated, filled, puffed up, puffed out, pumped up
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  • 2Excessively or unreasonably high.

    ‘inflated salaries’
    • ‘Many younger workers are buying stock at vastly inflated prices.’
    • ‘The inflated value of the peso helped maintain an illusion of prosperity long after the economic boom had gone bust.’
    • ‘Prices tumbled just as the grain bought months before at inflated rates began arriving in the ports.’
    • ‘The power has already been bought in advance at grossly inflated prices.’
    • ‘This is despite many of the large hotels expecting big revenues through hugely inflated hotel charges.’
    • ‘These inflated share values mean companies can borrow heavily to expand their production even further.’
    • ‘We are against MPs paying themselves inflated salaries.’
    • ‘Still, despite inflated numbers due to longevity, Gartner was incredibly consistent, scoring 30 or more goals in each of his first 15 NHL seasons.’
    • ‘Number of cocaine use days prior to treatment was covaried to control for inflated anxiety levels due to higher cocaine use levels.’
    • ‘We cannot compare on this basis with present day, out of control, inflated property prices which are well beyond moderate wage earners.’
    • ‘When you next call the local consumer helpline to complain about a faulty refrigerator or inflated mobile phone bills, your phone will ring in Kashmir.’
    • ‘Instead, this massive over-expansion of credit is feeding directly into inflated housing prices.’
    • ‘Inflated remuneration packages once associated with sales roles in high-tech companies seem to have gone into hibernation.’
    • ‘The days of inflated prices, however, seem to be at an end.’
    • ‘But with emasculated regulators, inhibited competition and inflated wages in the service industry, Irish consumers cannot bet on prices falling on the basis of a strong euro.’
    • ‘Furthermore, inability to pay these inflated rates now results in disconnection.’
    • ‘But that burden would not exist if players had not demanded such inflated wages in the past and chairmen had not agreed to pay them.’
    • ‘Prescribing heroin saves money further down the system in policing, inflated insurance premiums, hospitalisation, and prisons.’
    • ‘Of course I'm going to say no: I'm one of those students that will be paying the inflated rates.’
    • ‘The inflated pension earnings created a false impression of profits and helped trigger the flow of bonus money into the pockets of company executives.’
    increased, raised, boosted
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    1. 2.1 Exaggerated.
      ‘you have a very inflated opinion of your worth’
      • ‘But as soon as Stefano abandons the warmth of his bed and dresses, his irritation takes a back seat to an inflated and mistaken sense of purpose.’
      • ‘My prize goes to whoever wrote the ridiculously inflated press blurb.’
      • ‘The inflated expectations for publication of the last twenty years have not been healthy for the profession.’
      • ‘Certainly some witnesses made inflated claims about how much alcohol they had consumed without becoming intoxicated.’
      • ‘Even these figures provide an inflated picture of what is actually spent on Iraq.’
      • ‘Even more important than inflated notions of the fundamentalists' power may be their entertainment value.’
      • ‘The rest of the story's 2,000 words or so comprise an extended rehash of all the family's real, imagined and inflated sins.’
      • ‘There is a natural fear of inflated awards, on account of that emotional content during the trial.’
      • ‘Add to this that the scripts are willing to take on current (or at least recent) craziness in the business: bad behaviors, outrageous trends, inflated self-images.’
      • ‘We wondered how the inflated figure got circulating in the first place.’
      • ‘I couldn't agree more, though I think the this coddling might produce more of a sense of inflated self-entitlement than the deflated self-esteem the author describes.’
      • ‘Many members have scrambled to repay expenses, some quickly admitting misjudgment and others saying inflated claims were submitted by mistake.’
      • ‘It will not reduce the excessive legal costs of processing inflated claims that are eventually settled for small amounts’
      • ‘People with narcissistic personality disorder have an inflated sense of their own importance and an extreme preoccupation with themselves.’
      • ‘Yet there are times when a rogue state is so caught up in its own propaganda and inflated glory that even a military threat cannot bring it to rational discussion.’
      • ‘Ah, they're all about inflated self-importance, anyway.’
      • ‘That same inflated claim to universality reinforces the sense that American sovereignty is not to be stepped on.’
      • ‘I'll leave it to the reader to decide who has an inflated view of his own importance.’
      • ‘Then tougher legislation is announced to deal with the inflated problem.’
      • ‘Perhaps they have an inflated sense of how much they should be valued.’
      exaggerated, magnified, aggrandized, unwarranted, immoderate, pumped up, overblown, overripe, overstated, overplayed
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