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- inflation (n.)
- mid-14c., "swelling caused by gathering of 'wind' in the body; flatulence;" figuratively, "outbursts of pride," from Latin inflationem (nominative inflatio) "a puffing up; flatulence," noun of action from past participle stem of inflare "blow into, puff up," from in- "into" (see in- (2)) + flare "to blow" (see blow (v.1)). Monetary sense of "enlargement of prices" (originally by an increase in the amount of money in circulation) first recorded 1838 in American English.
- 1. Specialists see various reasons for the recent surge in inflation.
- 2. The rate of inflation is running at about 2.7 percent.
- 3. He fears inflation will ratchet up as the year ends.
- 4. Argentina's erratic inflation rate threatens to upset the plans.
- 5. Keeping inflation low is the keystone of their economic policy.
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