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reflation

[ri-fley-shuh n] /rɪˈfleɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
restoration of economic activity, consumer prices, etc., to higher levels by manipulating monetary policy.
Origin of reflation
1930-1935
First recorded in 1930-35; re- + (in)flation
Related forms
reflationary
[ri-fley-shuh-ner-ee] /rɪˈfleɪ ʃəˌnɛr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for reflation

reflation

/riːˈfleɪʃən/
noun
1.
an increase in economic activity
2.
an increase in the supply of money and credit designed to cause such an increase
Compare inflation (sense 2)
Word Origin
C20: from re- + -flation, as in inflation or deflation
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