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Meaning of DEFLATION

Pronunciation:  di'fleyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of letting the air out of something
  2. [n]  a contraction of economic activity resulting in a decline of prices
  3. [n]  (geology) the erosion of soil as a consequence of sand and dust and loose rocks being removed by the wind; "a constant deflation of the desert landscape"

DEFLATION is a 9 letter word that starts with D.


 Antonyms: disinflation, inflation, inflation, rising prices
 See Also: decrease, diminution, eating away, economic process, eroding, erosion, reduction, step-down, wearing, wearing away



Thesaurus Terms
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