counterinflationary

adjective
coun·​ter·​in·​fla·​tion·​ary | \ ˌkau̇n-tər-in-ˈflā-shə-ˌner-ē How to pronounce counterinflationary (audio) \
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, in the meaning defined above

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“Counterinflationary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counterinflationary. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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