reflation

reflation
Government monetary action that causes a reversal of deflation. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

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reflate re‧flate [riːˈfleɪt] verb [intransitive, transitive]
ECONOMICS if a government reflates the economy, it increases government spending, reduces interest rates etc in order to increase demand and encourage economic activity:

• measures to reflate the economy

• The Chancellor was unwilling to reflate, fearing inflation.

— compare deflate
— reflation noun [uncountable] :

• Governments can play a positive role in stimulating demand through reflation of the economy.

— reflationary adjective :

• reflationary measures

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reflation UK US /ˌriːˈfleɪʃən/ noun [C or U] ECONOMICS
a situation in which the amount of money in use in the economy is increased: »

Investors are now looking through the short-term risk of deflation and focusing on economic recovery and reflation.

Compare DEFLATION(Cf. ↑deflation), INFLATION(Cf. ↑inflation)
reflationary adjective
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a reflationary budget

Compare DEFLATIONARY(Cf. ↑deflationary), INFLATIONARY(Cf. ↑inflationary)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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