Inflating
Inflate In*flate", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Inflated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inflating}.] 1. To swell or distend with air or gas; to dilate; to expand; to enlarge; as, to inflate a bladder; to inflate the lungs. [1913 Webster]

When passion's tumults in the bosom rise, Inflate the features, and enrage the eyes. --J. Scott of Amwell. [1913 Webster]

2. Fig.: To swell; to puff up; to elate; as, to inflate one with pride or vanity. [1913 Webster]

Inflate themselves with some insane delight. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

3. To cause to become unduly expanded or increased; as, to inflate the currency. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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