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īn-flō āvī, ātus, āre,

to blow into, blow, inflate, swell: simul inflavit tibicen: paulo inflavit vehementius, i. e. wrote in a loftier style: calamos levīs, V.: (bucina) cecinit inflata receptūs, O.: pellem, Ph.: illis ambas Iratus buccas, puff out his cheeks at them, H.: tumidoque inflatur carbasus Austro, is swelled, V.: Inflatus venas Iaccho, V.—To produce by blowing, blow: sonum.—To make loud by blowing: verba inflata, uttered with violent breath: a quibus (modis) aliquid extenuatur, inflatur, is pitched low or high.—Fig., to inspire, encourage, elate: poetam divino spiritu inflari: spectator sedulus inflat (poetam), H.: mendaciis spem regis, L.—To puff up, inflate: animos ad superbiam, L.: Crescentem tumidis sermonibus utrem, H.

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