"inflate" in the verb sense
1. inflate, blow up, expand, amplify
exaggerate or make bigger
"The charges were inflated"
2. inflate, blow up
fill with gas or air
"inflate a balloons"
cause prices to rise by increasing the available currency or credit
"The war inflated the economy"
increase the amount or availability of, creating a rise in value
"inflate the currency"
5. balloon, inflate, billow
"The sails ballooned"
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