Inflate

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Definition

to inflate (by 10 percent): to increase, to enlarge, to get bigger (by 10 percent)
verb

the inflation: the increase, the expansion; the increase of prices over time
noun

Examples

  • "It was my understanding that there was supposed to be a fixed rate for the duration of the loans, but after looking at our files, I see that the rates have inflated over the past few years."
  • "Apparently they've been inflating by 1 percent annually."

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