reflation

[ ri-fley-shuhn ]
/ rɪˈfleɪ ʃən /

noun

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

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Origin of reflation

First recorded in 1930–35; re- + (in)flation

OTHER WORDS FROM reflation

re·fla·tion·ar·y [ri-fley-shuh-ner-ee], /rɪˈfleɪ ʃəˌnɛr i/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for reflation

reflation
/ (riːˈfleɪʃən) /

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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