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disinflate

[ dis-in-fleyt ]
/ ˌdɪs ɪnˈfleɪt /
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verb (used without object), dis·in·flat·ed, dis·in·flat·ing.

(of an economy) to slow down the rate of inflation.

verb (used with object), dis·in·flat·ed, dis·in·flat·ing.

to slow down the rate of inflation in (an economy).

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Origin of disinflate

First recorded in 1945–50; dis-1 + inflate
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    The Chouans|Honore de Balzac
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