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disinflate

[ dis-in-fleyt ]
/ 藢d瑟s 瑟n藞fle瑟t /
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verb (used without object), dis路in路flat路ed, dis路in路flat路ing.
(of an economy) to slow down the rate of inflation.
verb (used with object), dis路in路flat路ed, dis路in路flat路ing.
to slow down the rate of inflation in (an economy).
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Origin of disinflate

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