- inflated in‧flat‧ed [ɪnˈfleɪtd] adjective [only before a noun]inflated prices, sums etc are unreasonably high:
• These company directors are paid grossly inflated salaries.
* * *inflated UK US /ɪnˈfleɪtɪd/ adjective► an inflated price or value is higher than it should be or than is reasonable: »
Evidence suggests that travellers have been put off by the inflated prices.grossly/highly/vastly inflated »
Faced with vastly inflated prices in the south, property investors have been looking for bargains in the north.
Financial and business terms. 2012.