ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-inflation (audio)
variants or anti-inflationary
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-inflation (audio)
: used or intended to inhibit or prevent inflation
anti-inflation policies
anti-inflationary measures

Examples of anti-inflation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Sternlicht’s view, interest rate hikes might not be providing the anti-inflation medicine they’re supposed to. Will Daniel, Fortune, 8 May 2024 Recall that rates in the United States were near zero only two years ago, when the Fed started its anti-inflation fight. Jeff Sommer, New York Times, 22 Mar. 2024 Meanwhile, the anti-inflation medicine applied by the European Central Bank — sharply higher interest rates — has curbed business investment and real estate activity like construction and home sales. David McHugh, Fortune, 30 Jan. 2024 The anti-inflation campaign has made steady progress, allowing the Fed to leave its benchmark rate unchanged since July. Paul Wiseman, Fortune, 3 Jan. 2024 Now that inflation has dropped to about three per cent—within a point or so of the Fed’s goal—Powell and his colleagues are reacting to concerns about overdoing their anti-inflation drive and driving the economy into a recession. John Cassidy, The New Yorker, 15 Dec. 2023 Monetary policy makers show no sign of relenting on their anti-inflation efforts. Milton Ezrati, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 Photo: Al Drago/Bloomberg News Wall Street and Washington are grousing, but Chairman Jay Powell and his Federal Reserve comrades deserve credit for staying their anti-inflation course on Wednesday. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 26 July 2023 Immigration policy should be part of the anti-inflation toolkit. Gordon H. Hanson, Foreign Affairs, 19 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-inflation was in 1870

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“Anti-inflation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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