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Definition of 'inflation'

Noun

  1. a general and progressive increase in prices; "in inflation everything gets more valuable except money"
       Synonyms: rising prices
       Antonyms: deflation disinflation
  2. (cosmology) a brief exponential expansion of the universe (faster than the speed of light) postulated to have occurred shortly after the big bang
  3. lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity
       Synonyms: ostentation ostentatiousness pomposity pompousness pretentiousness puffiness splashiness
  4. the act of filling something with air
       Antonyms: deflation


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