Definition of “reflate” - English Dictionary

“reflate” in British English

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reflateverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˌriːˈfleɪt/ us /ˌriːˈfleɪt/ specialized

(Definition of “reflate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“reflate” in Business English

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reflateverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˌriːˈfleɪt/ us ECONOMICS

if a government reflates the economy, it increases the amount of money in use by reducing taxes and interest rates, increasing government spending, etc.:

reflate demand/the economy
Stocks ended higher amid expectations that the economy will reflate in the coming year.

(Definition of “reflate” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)