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

 

Hyponyms: cost-pull inflation, demand-pull inflation, inflationary spiral, reflation, stagflation

 

Derivational Morphology: balloon, inflate, billow, blow up

 

Anagrams: foliation, flotation, filiation, fall into

 

Language Translations:
Belarusian: інфляцыя   Chinese: 通货膨胀  
Croatian: inflacija   Danish: inflation  
Dutch: inflatia and inflatie   Esperanto: inflacio  
Estonian: inflatsioon   Finnish: inflaatio and laajentuminen  
French: inflation   German: Aufblasen and Inflation  
Greek: πληθωρισμός and φούσκωμα   Hebrew: אינפלציה  
Hungarian: infláció   Indonesian: inflasi and kembang  
Interlingua: inflation   Italian: inflazione  
Japanese: インフレ and 膨張   Lithuanian: infliacija  
Norwegian: inflasjon   Polish: inflacja  
Portuguese: inflação   Russian: инфляция  
Spanish: inflación   Swedish: inflation  
Turkish: enflasyon   Ukrainian: Інфляція  
Vietnamese: thổi phồng and tăng giá  
 
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