inflationary

[in-fley-shuh-ner-ee]
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adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. inflate,
  2. inflated,
  3. inflatedly,
  4. inflation,
  5. inflation theory,
  6. inflationary gap,
  7. inflationary spiral,
  8. inflationary universe,
  9. inflationism,
  10. inflationist

Origin of inflationary

First recorded in 1915–20; inflation + -ary

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British Dictionary definitions for inflationary

inflationary

adjective

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

inflationary

adj.

1916, from inflation + -ary.

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