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English definition of “reflate”

reflate

verb [I or T] uk   /ˌriːˈfleɪt/ specialized us  
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
noun [C or U] uk   /ˌriːˈfleɪ.ʃən/ us  
Economics and the state of the economy
reflationary
adjective uk   /ˌriːˈfleɪ.ʃən.ər.i/ us    /-er-/
Economics and the state of the economy
(Definition of reflate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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