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Definition of inflationary adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[usually before noun]
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causing or connected with a general increase in the prices of services and goods the inflationary effects of an increase in prices Our economy is in an inflationary spiral of salary and price increases (= a continuing situation in which an increase in one causes an increase in the other). inflationary wage demands
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