counterinflation

adjective

coun·​ter·​in·​fla·​tion ˌkau̇n-tər-in-ˈflā-shən How to pronounce counterinflation (audio)
variants or counter-inflation
: acting or intended to stop, slow, reverse, or prevent economic inflation : counterinflationary
the government's counter-inflation measures

Word History

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of counterinflation was in 1936

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Cite this Entry

“Counterinflation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counterinflation. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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