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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Inflate \In*flate"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Inflated; p. pr. & vb. n. Inflating.] 1. To swell or distend with air or gas; to dilate; to expand; to enlarge; as, to inflate a bladder; to inflate the lungs. [1913 Webster] When passion's tumults in the bosom rise, Inflate the features, and enrage the eyes. --J. Scott of Amwell. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: To swell; to puff up; to elate; as, to inflate one with pride or vanity. [1913 Webster] Inflate themselves with some insane delight. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 3. To cause to become unduly expanded or increased; as, to inflate the currency. [1913 Webster]