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inflated adj
1 enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness; "had an exaggerated (or inflated) opinion of himself"; "a hyperbolic style" [syn: exaggerated, hyperbolic]
2 expanded by (or as if by) gas or air; "an inflated balloon" [ant: deflated]
3 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" [syn: high-flown, high-sounding]
4 increased especially to abnormal levels; "the raised prices frightened away customers"; "inflated wages"; "an inflated economy" [syn: raised(a)]

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  1. Filled with air or fluid
    The inflated balloons danced in the breeze.
  2. Expanded; in a state of inflation, of increased size
    His inflated belly looked uncomfortable.
  3. : In a state of higher cost.
    His inflated prices made the vendor unpopular.
  4. (fig.): Pompous; arrogant (of a person or ego)
  5. (fig.): Containing excessive, meaningless words, particularly for show
    The inflated speech did not impress the audience.



filled with air
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