overinflation

noun
over·in·fla·tion | \ˌō-vər-in-ˈflā-shən \

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

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1863, in the meaning defined above

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