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

of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or causing inflation: inflationary prices.
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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
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[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%
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adj impact, consequencesinflationär; inflationary pressures/spiral/politicsInflationsdruck m/-spirale f/-politik f
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[ɪnˈfleɪʃnərɪ] adjinflazionistico/a
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(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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Summary: MANAMA - Bahrain's central bank expects economic growth of around four per cent in 2013, little changed from last year, while inflationary pressures are currently not a concern, its Governor Rasheed Al Maraj said on Wednesday.
Cost-push factors still drive the pick-up in inflation, while demand-side inflationary pressure is not a source of concern given moderating consumer credit and wage growth.
Taipei, April 20, 2012 (CENS)--Basic monthly pay will increase inevitably in 2013, at a scale higher than inflationary rate, and may reach NT$20,000, said Wang Ju-shuan, minister of the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), yesterday (April 19).
Addressing the National Conference of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) here, Mukherjee said: "Inflationary pressures persist both from higher global commodity prices and domestic structural demand-supply imbalances in several commodities."
Commenting on the latest figures, Petrus Shifotoka, junior economist for Capricorn Investment Holdings said he expects inflationary pressures to increase until the end of the year.