Inflator

/ɪnˈfleɪtə/

Origin

1470–80; < Latin inflātus past participle of inflāre to blow on or into, puff out, equivalent to in- in-2 + flā- blow2 + -tus past participle suffix (Source: dictionary.com)

Definitions of Inflator

Inflator

verb (used with object)

  1. to distend; swell or puff out; dilate:
  2. to cause to expand or distend with air or gas:
  3. to puff up with pride, satisfaction, etc.
  4. to elate.
  5. Economics. to expand (money, prices, an economy, etc.) unduly in amount, value, or size; affect with inflation.

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Inflator

verb (used without object)

  1. to become inflated.
  2. to increase, especially suddenly and substantially:

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Inflator

verb

  1. to expand or cause to expand by filling with gas or airshe needed to inflate the tyres
  2. (tr) to cause to increase excessively; puff up; swellto inflate one's opinion of oneself
  3. (tr) to cause inflation of (prices, money, etc)
  4. (tr) to raise in spirits; elate
  5. (intr) to undergo economic inflation

dictionary.com

Inflator

verb

  1. : to swell or distend with air or gas
  2. : to puff up : elate inflate one's ego
  3. : to expand or increase abnormally or imprudently
  4. : to become inflated

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Related words & Synonyms

expand

Antonyms

deflate

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