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1. The act of inflating or the state of being inflated.
a. A persistent increase in the level of consumer prices or a persistent decline in the purchasing power of money.
b. The rate at which this increase occurs, expressed as a percentage over a period of time, usually a year.

in·fla′tion·ar′y (-shə-nĕr′ē) adj.


(Economics) of, relating to, causing, or characterized by inflation: inflationary wage claims.


(ɪnˈfleɪ ʃəˌnɛr i)

of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or causing inflation: inflationary prices.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inflationary - associated with or tending to cause increases in inflation; "inflationary prices"
economic science, economics, political economy - the branch of social science that deals with the production and distribution and consumption of goods and services and their management
deflationary - associated with or tending to cause decreases in consumer prices or increases in the purchasing power of money; "deflationary measures"
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[ɪnˈfleɪʃnərɪ] ADJinflacionario, inflacionista
inflationary pressures are very stronglas presiones inflacionarias or inflacionistas son muy fuertes


[ɪnˈfleɪʃənəri] adjinflationniste
inflationary pressures → pressions inflationnistesinflation-proof [ɪnˈfleɪʃənpruːf] adjprotégé(e) contre l'inflationinflation rate ntaux m d'inflation
an inflation rate of 2% → un taux d'inflation de 2%


adj impact, consequencesinflationär; inflationary pressures/spiral/politicsInflationsdruck m/-spirale f/-politik f


[ɪnˈfleɪʃnərɪ] adjinflazionistico/a


(inˈfleit) verb
to blow up or expand (especially a balloon, tyre or lungs with air). He used a bicycle pump to inflate the ball.
inˈflatable adjective
(of eg a cushion, ball etc) that can be filled with air for use. an inflatable beach ball.
inˈflation noun
1. the process of inflating or being inflated.
2. a situation in country's economy where prices and wages keep forcing each other to increase.
inˈflationary adjective
relating to economic inflation.
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