hyperinflated

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hyper- +‎ inflated

Adjective[edit]

hyperinflated (comparative more hyperinflated, superlative most hyperinflated)

  1. Inflated to an abnormal degree.
    • 1992, Shirley A Jones, Advanced emergency care for paramedic practice‎
      Another change that may occur from chronically hyperinflated alveoli is the formation of blebs...
  2. (finance) Increased through hyperinflation.
    • 2007 January 19, Alicia Ault, “Miner’s Shacks, Mansions and the Real-Life West”, New York Times:
      There’s nothing modern about Red Lodge, which resembles a scaled-down version of Park City, Utah, minus the luxury vehicles, designer ski outfits and hyperinflated housing prices.