deflate

deflate
deflate de‧flate [ˌdiː'fleɪt, ˌdɪ-] verb [intransitive, transitive] ECONOMICS
1. if a government deflates the economy, it reduces the demand for goods and services by raising interest rates and taxes, limiting wage increases, reducing government spending, or a combination of these:

• Raising interest rates too high could deflate the economy into a serious financial crisis.

2. if the price of something deflates, it goes down:

• Is the company's stock likely to deflate further?

— compare reflate

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deflate UK US /dɪˈfleɪt/ verb [I or T]
ECONOMICS when an economy deflates or is deflated, prices fall and there is a reduction in wages and government spending, and low levels of growth: »

The chancellor will have to keep rates high and deflate the economy to keep the lid on prices and finance the trade deficit.

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The fear is that economies fueled by aid dollars will deflate after international agencies leave.

to reduce the value or price of something, or to become less valuable or expensive: »

Some people are angry, arguing that the state has artificially deflated housing values in the area.

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Over the past ten years, telecom prices have deflated by 50% while levels of competition have never been more intense.

Compare INFLATE(Cf. ↑inflate), REFLATE(Cf. ↑reflate)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Deflate — (engl. die Luft herauslassen) ist ein Algorithmus zur verlustlosen Datenkompression. Er wurde von Phil Katz für das ZIP Archivformat entwickelt und später der Public Domain zugeführt. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Beschreibung 2 Verwendung 3 Geschicht …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Deflate — est un algorithme de compression de données sans pertes qui couple l algorithme LZ77 et le codage de Huffman. Il fut défini à l origine par Phil Katz pour la version 2 de son archiveur PKZIP, et fut plus tard défini dans la RFC 1951 et autres… …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • deflate — de*flate , v. t. [Pref. de down + L. flare, flatus to blow.] To reduce from an inflated condition; used literally and metaphorically; as, to deflate a tire; to deflate expectations. [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deflate — [v1] reduce or cause to contract collapse, decrease, depreciate, depress, devalue, diminish, empty, exhaust, flatten, puncture, shrink, squash, void; concepts 236,247,776 Ant. blow up, expand, inflate deflate [v2] humiliate chasten, cut down to… …   New thesaurus

  • deflate — [dē flāt′, diflāt′] vt., vi. deflated, deflating [ DE + (IN)FLATE] 1. to collapse by letting out air or gas [to deflate a tire] 2. to make or become smaller or less important 3. to cause deflation of (currency, prices, etc.): Opposed to INFLATE …   English World dictionary

  • deflate — index attenuate, browbeat, debunk, decrease, deduct (reduce), demean (make lower), demote, denounce ( …   Law dictionary

  • déflaté — ● déflaté, déflatée adjectif Se dit d une grandeur corrigée de l inflation existante …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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