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Latin. See inflate.



  1. A blowing or breathing into; inflation; inspiration.
    • Elizabeth Browning
      The divine breath that blows the nostrils out
      To ineffable inflatus.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.



Perfect passive participle of īnflō ‎(inflate, blow into).



īnflātus m ‎(feminine īnflāta, neuter īnflātum); first/second declension

  1. inflated, having been blown into
  2. (of a wind instrument) having been played
  3. puffed up, having become swollen


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative īnflātus īnflāta īnflātum īnflātī īnflātae īnflāta
genitive īnflātī īnflātae īnflātī īnflātōrum īnflātārum īnflātōrum
dative īnflātō īnflātō īnflātīs
accusative īnflātum īnflātam īnflātum īnflātōs īnflātās īnflāta
ablative īnflātō īnflātā īnflātō īnflātīs
vocative īnflāte īnflāta īnflātum īnflātī īnflātae īnflāta



  • inflatus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • inflatus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • inflatus” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • inspired: divino quodam spiritu inflatus or tactus
    • (ambiguous) a bombastic style: inflatum orationis genus
    • (ambiguous) to be proud, arrogant by reason of something: inflatum, elatum esse aliqua re
    • (ambiguous) to be puffed up with pride: insolentia, superbia inflatum esse