inflatable
adjective Date: 1878 capable of being inflated <
an inflatable boat
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inflatable noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • inflatable — [in flāt′ə bəl] adj. that can be inflated n. something inflatable; specif., a boat made of rubber, plastic, etc. that is inflated before it is used …   English World dictionary

  • Inflatable — In*flat a*ble, a. That may be inflated. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inflatable — which since the 1950s has been used as a noun as well as an adjective, is spelt without an e in the middle …   Modern English usage

  • inflatable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ capable of being inflated. ► NOUN ▪ a plastic or rubber object that is inflated before use …   English terms dictionary

  • Inflatable — An inflatable [citation last = Topham first = Sean authorlink = coauthors = title = Blow Up: Inflatable Art publisher = Prestel Verlag date= 2002 location = Muenchen url = doi = id = ] is an object that can be inflated with a gas, usually with… …   Wikipedia

  • inflatable — [[t]ɪnfle͟ɪtəb(ə)l[/t]] inflatables 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n An inflatable object is one that you fill with air when you want to use it. ...an inflatable dinghy... The children were playing on the inflatable castle. 2) N COUNT An inflatable is an… …   English dictionary

  • inflatable — in|fla|ta|ble1 [ınˈfleıtəbəl] adj an inflatable object has to be filled with air before you can use it ▪ an inflatable mattress inflatable 2 inflatable2 n an object that has to be filled with air before you can use it, especially a boat or toy …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • inflatable — I UK [ɪnˈfleɪtəb(ə)l] / US adjective an inflatable object must be filled with air before you can use it II UK [ɪnˈfleɪtəb(ə)l] / US noun [countable] Word forms inflatable : singular inflatable plural inflatables an object that you fill with air… …   English dictionary

  • inflatable — in|flat|a|ble1 [ ın fleıtəbl ] adjective an inflatable object must be filled with air before you can use it inflatable in|flat|a|ble 2 [ ın fleıtəbl ] noun count an object that you fill with air before you use it, for example a ball or boat …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • inflatable — 1 adjective an inflatable object has to be filled with air before you can use it: an inflatable mattress 2 noun (C) a rubber boat filled with air …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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