overinflation

noun
over·​in·​fla·​tion | \ ˌō-vər-in-ˈflā-shən How to pronounce overinflation (audio) \

Definition of overinflation

: excessive inflation Lower air pressure at such altitudes will result in overinflation of the balloon.NHS.uk Healthcare is expensive, and it's increasingly suffering from overinflation.— Rip Empson The overinflation of statistics has led to misleading press coverage …CNN Wire

First Known Use of overinflation

1863, in the meaning defined above

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“Overinflation.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overinflation. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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