- restoration of economic activity, consumer prices, etc., to higher levels by manipulating monetary policy.
Origin of reflation
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- an increase in economic activity
- an increase in the supply of money and credit designed to cause such an increase
Compare inflation (def. 2)
C20: from re- + -flation, as in inflation or deflation
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