of, pertaining to, reflective of, or causing inflation: inflationary prices.

Origin of inflationary

First recorded in 1915–20; inflation + -ary
Related formsan·ti-in·fla·tion·ar·y, adjectivecoun·ter·in·fla·tion·ar·y, adjectivenon·in·fla·tion·ar·y, adjectiveo·ver·in·fla·tion·ar·y, adjectivepost·in·fla·tion·ar·y, adjectivepre·in·fla·tion·ar·y, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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of, relating to, causing, or characterized by inflationinflationary wage claims
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Word Origin and History for inflationary

1916, from inflation + -ary.

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