Definitions of reflate

v inflate again

reflate the balloon”
Type of:
blow up, inflate
fill with gas or air

v become inflated again

Type of:
balloon, billow, inflate
become inflated

v economics: raise demand, expand the money supply, or raise prices, after a period of deflation

“These measures reflated the economy”
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
cause prices to rise by increasing the available currency or credit

v economics: experience reflation

“The economy reflated after the Fed took extreme measures”
Type of:
undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

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