Origin of inflation
Examples from the Web for reinflation
Historical Examples of reinflation
The question had the effect of reinflation, but at last the child itself was brought, and it was open-eyed.The Wonder
J. D. Beresford
- the act of inflating or state of being inflated
- economics a progressive increase in the general level of prices brought about by an expansion in demand or the money supply (demand-pull inflation) or by autonomous increases in costs (cost-push inflation)Compare deflation
- informal the rate of increase of prices
Word Origin and History for reinflation
mid-14c., "swelling caused by gathering of 'wind' in the body; flatulence;" figuratively, "outbursts of pride," from Latin inflationem (nominative inflatio) "a puffing up; flatulence," noun of action from past participle stem of inflare "blow into, puff up," from in- "into" (see in- (2)) + flare "to blow" (see blow (v.1)). Monetary sense of "enlargement of prices" (originally by an increase in the amount of money in circulation) first recorded 1838 in American English.
- Distention with a fluid or gas.
- The act of distending an organ or body part with a fluid or gas.
A general increase in prices.