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English definition of “reflate”

reflate

verb [I or T]     /ˌriːˈfleɪt/ specialized
in economics, to increase the amount of money in use in a country's economy: The government hopes to increase consumer demand and therefore industrial production by reflating (the economy).Economics and the state of the economy reflation     /ˌriːˈfleɪ.ʃən/ noun [C or U] Economics and the state of the economy reflationary     /ˌriːˈfleɪ.ʃən.ər.i/ US  /-er-/ adjective Economics and the state of the economy
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