reinflation

noun re·in·fla·tion \ (ˌ)rē-in-ˈflā-shən \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of reinflation

plural reinflations
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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