Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

reflation

play
noun re·fla·tion \(ˌ)rē-ˈflā-shən\

Definition of reflation

  1. :  restoration of deflated prices to a desirable level

reflate

play \(ˌ)rē-ˈflāt\ verb

reflationary

play \-shə-ˌner-ē\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of reflation

re- + -flation (as in deflation)


First Known Use: 1932


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up reflation? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

not forbidden by law

Get Word of the Day daily email!