CET6+ TEM4 GRE TOEFL
- inflate:  Inflate comes from inflātus, the past participle of Latin inflāre ‘blow into’. This was a compound verb formed from the prefix in- and flāre ‘blow’ (a distant relative of English blow). The use of inflate and inflation as technical terms in economics to denote uncontrolled growth in money supply, credit, etc originated in 1830s America.
- inflate (v.)
- early 15c., "cause to swell," from Latin inflatus, past participle of inflare "to blow into, inflate" (see inflation). Economics sense from 1844. In some senses a back-formation from inflation. Related: Inflatable; inflated; inflating.
- 1. The promotion of a big release can inflate a film'sfinal cost.
- 2. Airbags inflate instantaneously on impact.
- 3. Don's lifejacket had failed to inflate.
- 4. Inflate your life jacket by pulling sharply on the cord.
- 5. The buyers bid against each other and often inflate the prices they pay.
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