hyperinflation

[ hahy-per-in-fley-shuh n ]
/ ˌhaɪ pər ɪnˈfleɪ ʃən /

noun

extreme or excessive inflation.

Nearby words

  1. hyperhydration,
  2. hypericum,
  3. hyperimmunoglobulin e syndrome,
  4. hyperinfection,
  5. hyperinflate,
  6. hyperinsulinism,
  7. hyperinvolution,
  8. hyperion,
  9. hyperirritability,
  10. hyperisotonic

Origin of hyperinflation

First recorded in 1925–30; hyper- + inflation

Related formshy·per·in·fla·tion·ar·y, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for hyperinflation

hyperinflation

/ (ˌhaɪpəɪnˈfleɪʃən) /

noun

extremely high inflation, usually over 50 per cent per month, often involving social disorderAlso called: galloping inflation
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Word Origin and History for hyperinflation

hyperinflation

n.

1930 in the economic sense, from hyper- + inflation. Earlier as a medical term in treatment of lung diseases.

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