inflater

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

inflate +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

inflater (plural inflaters)

  1. Someone who inflates.
  2. A pump used to inflate tires.
  3. (economics) A cause of inflation.
    • 1864, The Bankers Magazine (volume 19, page 402)
      And the effect of such notes, as inflaters of the currency, would be less than the effect of greenbacks.