Ballooning Bal*loon"ing, n. 1. The art or practice of managing balloons or voyaging in them; the sport of riding in balloons.

Syn: balloonry (archaic) [1913 Webster +PJC]

2. (Stock Exchange) The process of temporarily raising the value of a stock, as by fictitious sales. [U.S.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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