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v. puff up, expand, grow larger; inflate, fill with air
n. light bag-shaped construction filled with a gas which is lighter than air; airship; inflated rubber ball (used in games); explanation box which appears when the cursor points at a button (Computers)
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A balloon is an inflatable flexible bag filled with a gas, such as helium, hydrogen, nitrous oxide, oxygen, or air. Modern balloons can be made from materials such as rubber, latex, polychloroprene, or a nylon fabric, while some early balloons were made of dried animal bladders, such as the pig bladder. Some balloons are used for decorative purposes, while others are used for practical purposes such as meteorology, medical treatment, military defense, or transportation. A balloon's properties, including its low density and low cost, have led to a wide range of applications. The inventor of the rubber balloon, (the most common balloon) was Michael Faraday in 1824, via experiments with various gases.
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1. small thin inflatable rubber bag with narrow neck
(hypernym) plaything, toy
2. large tough non-rigid bag filled with gas or heated air
(hypernym) lighter-than-air craft
(hyponym) hot-air balloon
(part-meronym) envelope, gasbag
1. ride in a hot-air balloon; "He tried to balloon around the earth but storms forced him to land in China"
(hypernym) fly, aviate, pilot
2. become inflated; "The sails ballooned"
(synonym) inflate, billow
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n. hot-air balloon, large balloon that is attached to a basket-type carriage and is elevated and propelled through the air by the lightness of the hotair in the balloon which is heated by a torch
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