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hyperinflation

[ hahy-per-in-fley-shuhn ]
/ ˌhaɪ pər ɪnˈfleɪ ʃən /
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noun

extreme or excessive inflation.

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Origin of hyperinflation

First recorded in 1925–30; hyper- + inflation

OTHER WORDS FROM hyperinflation

hy·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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