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de·fla·tion

 (dĭ-flā′shən)
n.
1. The act of deflating or the condition of being deflated.
2. A persistent decrease in the level of consumer prices or a persistent increase in the purchasing power of money.
3. The lifting and removal of small, loose particles, especially silt and clay particles, by eddies of wind.

de·fla′tion·ar′y (-shə-nĕr′ē) adj.
de·fla′tion·ist n.

deflation

(dɪˈfleɪʃən)
n
1. the act of deflating or state of being deflated
2. (Economics) economics a reduction in the level of total spending and economic activity resulting in lower levels of output, employment, investment, trade, profits, and prices. Compare disinflation
3. (Geological Science) geology the removal of loose rock material, sand, and dust by the wind
deˈflationary adj
deˈflationist n, adj

de•fla•tion

(dɪˈfleɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of deflating or the state of being deflated.
2. a fall in the general price level or a contraction of available money (opposed to inflation). Compare disinflation.
3. the erosion of soil by the wind.
[1890–95]
de•fla′tion•ar′y, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deflation - (geology) the erosion of soil as a consequence of sand and dust and loose rocks being removed by the wind; "a constant deflation of the desert landscape"
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
eating away, eroding, erosion, wearing, wearing away - (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
2.deflation - a contraction of economic activity resulting in a decline of prices
economic process - any process affecting the production and development and management of material wealth
disinflation - a reduction of prices intended to improve the balance of payments
inflation, rising prices - a general and progressive increase in prices; "in inflation everything gets more valuable except money"
3.deflation - the act of letting the air out of something
reduction, step-down, diminution, decrease - the act of decreasing or reducing something
inflation - the act of filling something with air
Translations
إنْكِماش إقْتِصادي
vypuštění
deflationtømning
leapadás
hjöînun; minnkun
spľasnutie
sönme

deflation

[diːˈfleɪʃən] N [of tyre etc] → desinflamiento m (Econ) → deflación f

deflation

[dɪˈfleɪʃən] n [economy] → déflation f

deflation

n (of tyre, ball)Luftablassen nt(of aus); (Fin) → Deflation f

deflation

[diːˈfleɪʃn] n (Econ) → deflazione f

deflate

(diˈfleit) verb
1. to let gas out of (a tyre etc).
2. to reduce (a person's) importance, self-confidence etc. He was completely deflated by his failure.
deˈflation noun
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