re·​in·​fla·​tion | \ (ˌ)rē-in-ˈflā-shən \
plural reinflations

Definition of reinflation

1 : the act or an instance of inflating something again … a chest tube is placed to allow for drainage of fluid from within the chest, which aids in full reinflation of the lung.— Carol V. Harvey Get a flat and you're stuck with a can of goo and reinflation kit.— Chris Riley
2 : a renewed instance of economic inflation … when the danger of recession loomed larger than the peril of reinflation.— Preston Martin

First Known Use of reinflation

1840, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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