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[ri-fleyt]
verb (used without object), re·flat·ed, re·flat·ing.
  1. to increase again the amount of money and credit in circulation.
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verb (used with object), re·flat·ed, re·flat·ing.
  1. to increase (money and credit) again.
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Origin of reflate

First recorded in 1930–35; back formation from reflation
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British Dictionary definitions for reflate

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verb
  1. to inflate or be inflated again
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Word Origin for reflate

C20: back formation from reflation
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