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English definition of “inflate”

inflate

verb [I or T] (FILL WITH AIR)    /ɪnˈfleɪt/
to cause to increase in size by filling with air : He inflated the balloons with helium . We watch the hot-air balloon slowly inflate.Enlarging and inflatingBecoming bigger
(Definition of inflate verb (FILL WITH AIR) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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