counterinflationary

adjective coun·ter·in·fla·tion·ary \ ˌkau̇n-tər-in-ˈflā-shə-ˌner-ē \
variants: or counter-inflationary

Definition of counterinflationary

: acting or intended to stop, slow, reverse, or prevent economic inflation : counterinflation
  • … at 6.5%, the current jobless rate gets the experts worked up for counterinflationary warfare.
  • —James Aley

First Known Use of counterinflationary

1931

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