Definition of hyperinflation
: inflation growing at a very high rate in a very short time; also : a period of hyperinflation
hyperinflationaryplay \ˌhī-pər-in-ˈflā-shə-ˌnər-ē\ adjective
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Zimbabwe, which abandoned its own currency eight years ago and adopted mainly the dollar in a bid to halt hyperinflation, is contending with a shortage of cash, with banks limiting customer withdrawals.
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Definition of hyperinflation for English Language Learners
: extremely rapid increase in the price of goods and services : extremely rapid economic inflation
Medical Definition of hyperinflation
: excessive inflation (as of the lungs)
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