[ dis-in-fleyt ]

verb (used without object),dis·in·flat·ed, dis·in·flat·ing.
  1. (of an economy) to slow down the rate of inflation.

verb (used with object),dis·in·flat·ed, dis·in·flat·ing.
  1. to slow down the rate of inflation in (an economy).

Origin of disinflate

First recorded in 1945–50; dis-1 + inflate

Words Nearby disinflate

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How to use disinflate in a sentence

  • Besides, to shoot a mere amateur in Chouannerie would be as absurd as to fire on a balloon when a pinprick would disinflate it.

    The Chouans | Honore de Balzac