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balloon

bal·loon

balloon

 
 
pronunciation:
b lun
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a large bag made of thin material designed to inflate and be lifted off the ground when filled with hot air or a gas that is lighter than air.
 
definition 2: a small bag made of rubber or other strong, light material that can be filled with air, or a gas lighter than air, and used as a decoration or toy.
Balloons are a colorful party decoration.
 
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: ballooned, ballooning, balloons
definition: to swell like a balloon.
His neck ballooned when he was sick with the mumps.
synonyms:
blow up, inflate, swell
antonyms:
shrink
similar words:
billow, bloat, expand, spread, stretch
derivation: balloonist (n.)
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