[ in-fley-shuh n ]
/ ɪnˈfleɪ ʃən /
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Origin of inflation
OTHER WORDS FROM inflation
an·ti-in·fla·tion, noun, adjectivenon·in·fla·tion, nouno·ver·in·fla·tion, nounre·in·fla·tion, noun
Words nearby inflation
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Example sentences from the Web for 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
British Dictionary definitions for reinflation
/ (ɪnˈfleɪʃən) /
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
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Medical definitions for reinflation
[ ĭn-flā′shən ]
Distention with a fluid or gas.
The act of distending an organ or body part with a fluid or gas.
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Cultural definitions for reinflation
A general increase in prices.
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