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inflate 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/inˈflāt/,
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inflated, past participle; inflated, past tense; inflates, 3rd person singular present; inflating, present participle;
  1. Fill (a balloon, tire, or other expandable structure) with air or gas so that it becomes distended

  2. Become distended in this way

  3. Increase (something) by a large or excessive amount
    • - objectives should be clearly set out so as not to duplicate work and inflate costs
  4. Exaggerate
    • - numbers have been grossly inflated by the local press
  5. Bring about inflation of (a currency) or in (an economy)


  1. exaggerate or make bigger; "The charges were inflated"
  2. fill with gas or air; "inflate a balloons"
  3. cause prices to rise by increasing the available currency or credit; "The war inflated the economy"
  4. increase the amount or availability of, creating a rise in value; "inflate the currency"
  5. balloon: become inflated; "The sails ballooned"
  6. (inflated) hyperbolic: enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness; "a hyperbolic style"
  7. (inflated) high-flown: pretentious (especially with regard to language or ideals); "high-flown talk of preserving the moral tone of the school"; "a high-sounding dissertation on the means to attain social revolution"
  8. (Inflating) In computer science, in the context of data storage and transmission, serialization is the process of converting a data structure or object into a sequence of bits so that it can be stored in a file or memory buffer, or transmitted across a network connection link to be "resurrected" ...
  9. To enlarge an object by pushing air (or a gas) into it; to raise or expand abnormally; To enlarge by filling with air (or a gas)
  10. (inflated) Filled with air or fluid; Expanded; in a state of inflation, of abnormally increased size, amount, etc; : In a state of higher cost; Pompous; arrogant (of a person or ego); Containing excessive, meaningless words, particularly for show; Higher that the true figure
  11. (Inflated) Narcissists' views tend to be contrary to reality. In measures that compare self-report to objective measures, narcissists' self-views tend to be greatly exaggerated.^[13]
  12. (Inflated) Swollen, bladder-like, puffed up.
  13. (Inflated) Swollen, with loosely packed internal hyphae or hollow.
  14. (Inflated) strongly enlarged and bubble-shaped with bulging surfaces as in alar cells.
  15. (inflated) enlarged and hollow except in the case of a fruit which may contain a seed. cf. swollen
  16. Inflated, like a balloon. Not flat. I don't know how else to describe this word.
  17. (v) aldarģa, köbdürürgе