inflate

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Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
inflate

Third-person singular
inflates

Past tense
inflated

Past participle
inflated

Present participle
inflating

  1. (transitive) When you inflate something, you try to add air into it to make it bigger.
    We used an air pump to inflate the balloons.
    Before we entered the swimming pool, Dad helped us to 'inflate the water float.