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Inflated meaning

inflated - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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"
  2. 2. of Inflate
  3. 3. Filled, as with air or gas; blown up; distended; as, a balloon inflated with gas.
  4. 4. Turgid; swelling; puffed up; bombastic; pompous; as, an inflated style.
  5. 5. Hollow and distended, as a perianth, corolla, nectary, or pericarp.
  6. 6. Distended or enlarged fictitiously; as, inflated prices, etc.

inflated - examples of usage

  1. Inflated as they occasionally are, they are suffused with poetical qualities. - "The Literature of Ecstasy", Albert Mordell.
  2. It is made of an inflated dog- skin, and is held under the musician's arm, with the defunct animal's legs pointing upward. - "The Story of Malta", Maturin M. Ballou.
  3. Here is played the game of " balloon:" a huge leathern ball, inflated with hot air, and bandied about amidst a circle of players- the game being to keep the ball passing from one to the other. - "The White Gauntlet", Mayne Reid.
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