verb (used without object), re·flat·ed, re·flat·ing.
to increase again the amount of money and credit in circulation.
verb (used with object), re·flat·ed, re·flat·ing.
to increase (money and credit) again.
Origin of reflate
First recorded in 1930–35; back formation from reflation
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to inflate or be inflated again
Word Origin for reflate
C20: back formation from reflation
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