[ ri-fleyt ]
/ rɪˈfleɪt /
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.
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Origin of reflate
First recorded in 1930–35; back formation from reflation
Words nearby reflate
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British Dictionary definitions for reflate
/ (riːˈfleɪt) /
to inflate or be inflated again
Word Origin for reflate
C20: back formation from reflation
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