Definition of inflated adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪnˈfleɪtɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈfleɪtɪd//
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  1. 1(especially of prices) higher than is acceptable or reasonable inflated prices/salaries
  2. 2(of ideas, claims, etc.) believing or claiming that somebody/something is more important or impressive than they really are He has an inflated sense of his own importance.
  3. Extra examples The prices of meals are often artificially inflated. Consumers are paying inflated prices for food. She has an inflated sense of her own importance. These figures are grossly inflated. company directors with inflated salaries
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