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Definition of reflate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

reflate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈfleɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈfleɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they reflate
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈfleɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈfleɪt//
 
he / she / it reflates
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈfleɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈfleɪts//
 
past simple reflated
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈfleɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈfleɪtɪd//
 
past participle reflated
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈfleɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈfleɪtɪd//
 
-ing form reflating
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈfleɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈfleɪtɪŋ//
 
Economy
 
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[transitive, intransitive] reflate (something) (economics) to increase the amount of money that is used in a country, usually in order to increase the demand for goods compare deflate, inflate See related entries: Economy Word Origin 1930s: from re- ‘again’, on the pattern of inflate, deflate.
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