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"inflated" in British English

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inflatedadjective

uk   /ɪnˈfleɪ.tɪd/  us   /-t̬ɪd/
Inflated ​prices, ​costs, ​numbers, etc. are ​higher than they should be, or ​higher than ​peoplethink is ​reasonable.
(Definition of inflated from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"inflated" in Business English

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inflatedadjective

uk   us   /ɪnˈfleɪtɪd/
an inflated ​price or ​value is ​higher than it should be or than is ​reasonable: Evidence suggests that ​travellers have been put off by the inflated ​prices.grossly/highly/vastly inflated Faced with vastly inflated ​prices in the south, ​propertyinvestors have been looking for ​bargains in the ​north.
(Definition of inflated from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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