Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A blowing or breathing into; inflation; inspiration.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A blowing or breathing into; inflation; inspiration.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A blowing or breathing into; hence, inspiration; afflatus: as, “ineffable inflatus,” Mrs. Browning.

Etymologies

Latin. See inflate. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Several other mammals occur in Nigeria only on the Jos Plateau, including the bushveld horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus simulator), the high-crowned bat (Miniopterus inflatus), dark-eared climbing mouse (Dendromus melanotis), and the West African subspecies of klipspringer (Oreotragus oreotragus porteousi, EN).

    Jos Plateau forest-grassland mosaic

  • Et vana inflatus opinione, incredibilia ac ridenda quaedam

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Gyges regno Lydiae inflatus sciscitatum misit Apollinem an quis mortalium se felicior esset.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Gordonius, quod sit propheta, et inflatus a spiritu sancto.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Resemblances also exist between the endospores and the spore-formations in the Saccharomycetes, and if _Bacillus inflatus_, _B. ventriculus_, &c., really form more than one spore in the cell, these analogies are strengthened.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 "Baconthorpe" to "Bankruptcy"

  • The great sun burning with light; the strong earth, dear earth; the warm sky; the pure air; the thought of ocean; the inexpressible beauty of all filled me with a rapture, an ecstasy, an inflatus.

    Nature Mysticism

  • The great sun, burning with light, the strong earth, -- dear earth, -- the warm sky, the pure air, the thought of ocean, the inexpressible beauty of all filled me with a rapture, an ecstasy, an inflatus.

    Talks To Teachers On Psychology; And To Students On Some Of Life's Ideals

  • What god, with his caressing inflatus, hath tossed back thy dishevelled curls?

    A Reckless Character And Other Stories

  • Further, what is life itself but, as it is commonly called, the breath of our nostrils, whence it is very justly observed by naturalists that wind still continues of great emolument in certain mysteries not to be named, giving occasion for those happy epithets of turgidus and inflatus, applied either to the emittent or recipient organs.

    A Tale of a Tub

  • Pharifaeus tumidus, fuperbus, inflatus, talis, qua - les & voS videmus: non humiliato corpore, noa inclinata cervice: fed ere£U facie, & tumenti peftore,

    Opera omnia sanctorum patrum Latinorum

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