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 The reflation trade also got some help as investors mulled a bipartisan infrastructure deal, and positive stress test results were also a boon for the Financials sector. Jj Kinahan, Forbes, 28 June 2021 So far, the reflation trade hasn't been kind to crypto coins. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, 18 June 2021 Meanwhile, JPMorgan strategists led by Marko Kolanovic are doubling down on the reflation trade. Fortune, 10 May 2021 Does this mean the reflation trade is a thing of the past? Bernhard Warner, Fortune, 20 Apr. 2021 Long story short, investors are betting on a comeback in inflation (aka reflation). Dan Runkevicius, Forbes, 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, 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, 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, 9 Mar. 2021

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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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15 Jul 2021

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“Reflation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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