inflationary

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

inflation +‎ -ary

Adjective[edit]

inflationary (comparative more inflationary, superlative most inflationary)

  1. Causing or liable to cause inflation.
    • 1998, James K. Galbraith, “Comments”, in Inflation, Unemployment, and Monetary Policy, page 66:
      For the period through 1984, there is weak support for accelerationism, though the linear fit is mainly due to the disinflationary impact of high unemployment, which no one disputes, not the inflationary effects of prosperity.
    The rapid influx of precious metals from the new mines had an inflationary effect on the specie based economy.

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