reflation

[ri-fley-shuh n]

noun

restoration of economic activity, consumer prices, etc., to higher levels by manipulating monetary policy.

Origin of reflation

First recorded in 1930–35; re- + (in)flation
Related formsre·fla·tion·ar·y [ri-fley-shuh-ner-ee] /rɪˈfleɪ ʃəˌnɛr i/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for reflation

reflation

noun

an increase in economic activity
an increase in the supply of money and credit designed to cause such an increase

Word Origin for reflation

C20: from re- + -flation, as in inflation or deflation
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