overinflation

noun

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

Examples of overinflation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Once the economy is on firm footing, the Federal Reserve will probably gradually increase interest rates to prevent overinflation and keep the economy from overheating. Nick Ron, Forbes, 14 Oct. 2021 This can sometimes lead to life-threatening lung overinflation injuries. Chauncey Crail, Robb Report, 12 Sep. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1863, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overinflation was in 1863

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“Overinflation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overinflation. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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