What is inflated?

  • (adj): Enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness.
    Synonyms: exaggerated, hyperbolic
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on inflated:

Joseph Henry - Biography - Influences in Aeronautics
... It was Lowe's intent to make a transatlantic crossing by utilizing an enormous gas-inflated aerostat ... Lowe, inflated with ordinary street gas, will retain its charge for several days ... In an inflated condition it can be towed by a few men along an ordinary road, or over fields, in ordinarily calm weather, from the places where it is galled to another, twenty or more miles distant ...
... When a fully inflated boat is transported and inserted with personnel, this type of operation is known as a "hard duck" ... In cases where a fully inflated boat cannot be accommodated by the aircraft, it can be partially deflated for transit and inflated at the insertion point by means of ...
List Of Wealthiest Non-inflated Historical Figures
... Wealthiest non-inflated historical figures US$ billions Bill Gates   101.0 Carlos Slim   74.0 Lakshmi Mittal   69.1 Warren Buffett   66.1 Mukesh Ambani ...
Social Desirability Bias
... that are sensitive to social desirability bias Personal income and earnings, often inflated when low and deflated when high ... Compliance with medicinal dosing schedules, often inflated ... Patriotism, either inflated or, if denied, done so with a fear of other party's judgement ...
Inflated Heelsplitter
... The Inflated heelsplitter (Potamilus inflatus) is a species of freshwater mussel, an aquatic bivalve mollusk in the family Unionidae, the river mussels ... Therefore the common name of this species was subsequently changed to "inflated heelsplitter" ...

More definitions of "inflated":

  • (adj): Increased especially to abnormal levels.
    Example: "Inflated wages"; "an inflated economy"
    Synonyms: raised
  • (adj): Expanded by (or as if by) gas or air.
    Example: "An inflated balloon"

Famous quotes containing the word inflated:

    We perceive no charms that are not sharpened, puffed out, and inflated by artifice. Those which glide along naturally and simply easily escape a sight so gross as ours.
    Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)

    Young men of the fairest promise, who begin life upon our shores, inflated by the mountain winds, shined upon by all the stars of God, find the earth below not in unison with these,—but are hindered from action by the disgust which the principles on which business is managed inspire, and turn drudges, or die of disgust,—some of them suicides.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)