sufflate


sufflate
sufflation, n.
/seuh flayt"/, v.t., sufflated, sufflating.
to inflate.
[1610-20; < L sufflatus (ptp. of sufflare to blow from below, blow up, inflate), equiv. to suf- SUF- + fla(re) to BLOW2 + -tus ptp. suffix]

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  • sufflate — suf·flate …   English syllables

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  • sof|fio|ni — «sohf FYOH nee», noun (plural). vents from which steam, sulfurous fumes, and other exhalations issue in the dying stages of volcanic action. ╂[< Italian soffioni < soffio a blowing < soffiare to blow upwardly < Latin sufflāre; see… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Exsufflate — Ex suf*flate , v. t. [L. exsufflare to blow at or upon; ex out + sufflare. See {Sufflate}.] (Eccles.) To exorcise or renounce by blowing. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • List of Latin words with English derivatives — This is a list of Latin words with derivatives in English (and other modern languages). Ancient orthography did not distinguish between i and j or between u and v. Many modern works distinguish u from v but not i from j. In this article both… …   Wikipedia

  • insufflate — insufflation, n. insufflator, n. /in suf layt, in seuh flayt /, v.t., insufflated, insufflating. 1. to blow or breathe (something) in. 2. Med. to blow (air or a medicinal substance) into some opening or upon some part of the body. 3. Eccles. to… …   Universalium

  • inflate — I verb aggrandize, amplify, balloon, bloat, blow up, broaden, cause to bulge, dilate, distend, enlarge, escalate, exaggerate, expand, extend, fatten, fill out, fill with air, grow, increase, increase dimensions, inflare, magnify, make greater,… …   Law dictionary


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