[ ri-fley-shuhn ]
/ rɪˈfleɪ ʃən /
restoration of economic activity, consumer prices, etc., to higher levels by manipulating monetary policy.
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OTHER WORDS FROM reflationre·fla·tion·ar·y [ri-fley-shuh-ner-ee], /rɪˈfleɪ ʃəˌnɛr i/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for reflation
/ (riːˈfleɪʃən) /
an increase in economic activity
an increase in the supply of money and credit designed to cause such an increase
Compare inflation (def. 2)
Word Origin for reflation
C20: from re- + -flation, as in inflation or deflation
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