how to pronounce inflate


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inflate is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of inflate in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… to re-inflate his lungs his doctor knew …”

meanings of inflate


  1. To swell; to puff up.
  2. To enlarge by filling with air (or a gas).
  3. To enlarge an object by pushing air (or a gas) into it; to raise or expand abnormally.
  4. To decompress (data) that was previously deflated.

inflate frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word inflate occurs in english on average 0.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics inflate can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that inflate can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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