Pronunciation: (in-flā'tid),[key] —adj. 1. distended with air or gas; swollen.
2. puffed up, as with pride.
3. turgid or bombastic: his inflated prose. 4. unduly increased in level: inflated costs. 5. Econ.unduly expanded in amount, value, or size; characterized by inflation.
6. Bot.hollow and enlarged or swelled out: inflated perianth.