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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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inflatedin‧flat‧ed /ɪnˈfleɪtɪd/ adjective  1 BEXPENSIVEinflated prices, amounts etc are high and unreasonablegrossly/vastly/hugely inflated company directors on grossly inflated salaries2 IMPORTANTinflated ideas, opinions etc about someone or something make them seem better, more important etc than they really are He has a very inflated opinion of himself.3 AIRfilled with air or gas
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inflatedan inflated budget estimateAll this attention has given Carla an inflated opinion of herself.grossly/vastly/hugely inflatedThe horse's nostrils were vastly inflated and it was panting rhythmically as its hooves struck the hard ground.Ditchburn covered up the extra payments through a hugely inflated figure for the purchase of straw to protect the turf from frost.Gorgeous lavender-blue orchid-like blooms in short spikes above curious glossy foliage with grossly inflated leaf bases.High-ranking officers were only too willing to pay vastly inflated prices for a little judicious alteration and improvement to their standard uniforms.Salary caps are imposed to prevent richer clubs gaining an unfair advantage over poorer rivals by offering players vastly inflated salaries.
From Longman Business Dictionaryinflatedin‧flat‧ed /ɪnˈfleɪtɪd/ adjective [only before a noun] inflated prices, sums etc are unreasonably highThese company directors are paid grossly inflated salaries.
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