reflation

noun
re·​fla·​tion | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈflā-shən How to pronounce reflation (audio) \

Definition of reflation

: restoration of deflated prices to a desirable level

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Other Words from reflation

reflate \ (ˌ)rē-​ˈflāt How to pronounce reflation (audio) \ verb
reflationary \ (ˌ)rē-​ˈflā-​shə-​ˌner-​ē How to pronounce reflation (audio) \ adjective

Examples of reflation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Long story short, investors are betting on a comeback in inflation (aka reflation). Dan Runkevicius, Forbes, "Rising Rates Are Great For The Stock Market—Except For These Stocks," 4 Mar. 2021 Many of the macro funds that bet on a reflation have closed their positions, and Wall Street analysts have cast doubt on the potential for a serious overshoot. Daniel Tenreiro, National Review, "Investors Bet on Higher Inflation," 4 Mar. 2021 On the menu today: the reflation, mortgage rates rise, Deliveroo’s IPO, and a look at equity duration during a pandemic. Daniel Tenreiro, National Review, "Investors Bet on Higher Inflation," 4 Mar. 2021 With the reflation trade having pushed oil prices up to $67 per barrel in recent days, all of a sudden life is looking good for Big Oil again, and especially for Chevron. Christopher Helman, Forbes, "As Oil Heats Up, Chevron Is Set For Big Earnings Growth - No Wonder Warren Buffett Likes The Stock," 9 Mar. 2021 Any combination of these forces would imply a worldwide reflation of sorts, with prices once again rising and central banks forced to worry about inflation that is too high rather than too low. New York Times, "Is Inflation About to Take Off? That’s the Wrong Question," 16 Jan. 2021 Traders are paring back their reflation trades amid fading odds of a fiscal splurge now that a Blue Wave takeover of the Senate is all but out of reach. Fortune, "Traders brace for a choppy day as the bet on big fiscal stimulus unravels," 4 Nov. 2020 Traders are paring back their reflation trades amid fading odds of a fiscal splurge now that a Blue Wave takeover of the Senate is all but out of reach. Justina Lee, Bloomberg.com, "Reflation Is First Casualty as Big Fiscal Stimulus Bet Unravels," 4 Nov. 2020 Investors shuffling trades amid a sputtering reflation narrative may have overlooked a little fact: Bond managers who’ve been bullish on inflation prospects this year have been winning . . . Daniel Tenreiro, National Review, "DoorDash Prepares for Blockbuster IPO," 30 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of reflation

1932, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for reflation

re- + -flation (as in deflation)

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The first known use of reflation was in 1932

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10 Apr 2021

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“Reflation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reflation. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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