inflationary

adjective
in·fla·tion·ary | \in-ˈflā-shə-ˌner-ē \

Definition of inflationary 

: of, characterized by, or productive of inflation inflationary policies

Examples of inflationary in a Sentence

He blames the bad economy on the government's inflationary policies.

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Pressure to raise wages during expansions will inevitably be seen as precursors to insidious inflationary pressure. Patricia Cohen, BostonGlobe.com, "Paychecks lag as profits soar, and prices erode wage gains," 14 July 2018 Pressure to raise wages during expansions will inevitably be seen as precursors to insidious inflationary pressure. Patricia Cohen, BostonGlobe.com, "Paychecks lag as profits soar, and prices erode wage gains," 14 July 2018 Pressure to raise wages during expansions will inevitably be seen as precursors to insidious inflationary pressure. Patricia Cohen, BostonGlobe.com, "Paychecks lag as profits soar, and prices erode wage gains," 14 July 2018 Pressure to raise wages during expansions will inevitably be seen as precursors to insidious inflationary pressure. Patricia Cohen, BostonGlobe.com, "Paychecks lag as profits soar, and prices erode wage gains," 14 July 2018 Pressure to raise wages during expansions will inevitably be seen as precursors to insidious inflationary pressure. Patricia Cohen, BostonGlobe.com, "Paychecks lag as profits soar, and prices erode wage gains," 14 July 2018 Pressure to raise wages during expansions will inevitably be seen as precursors to insidious inflationary pressure. Patricia Cohen, BostonGlobe.com, "Paychecks lag as profits soar, and prices erode wage gains," 14 July 2018 Pressure to raise wages during expansions will inevitably be seen as precursors to insidious inflationary pressure. Patricia Cohen, BostonGlobe.com, "Paychecks lag as profits soar, and prices erode wage gains," 14 July 2018 Pressure to raise wages during expansions will inevitably be seen as precursors to insidious inflationary pressure. Patricia Cohen, New York Times, "Paychecks Lag as Profits Soar, and Prices Erode Wage Gains," 13 July 2018

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1920, in the meaning defined above

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inflationary

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of inflationary

: of or relating to economic inflation

: causing, experiencing, or affected by economic inflation : causing, experiencing, or affected by rising prices

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