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Definitions of inflation

  1. a general and progressive increase in prices; "in inflation everything gets more valuable except money" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of filling something with air Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. (cosmology) a brief exponential expansion of the universe (faster than the speed of light) postulated to have occurred shortly after the big bang Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. The act or process of inflating, or the state of being inflated, as with air or gas; distention; expansion; enlargement. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The state of being puffed up, as with pride; conceit; vanity. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Undue expansion or increase, from overissue; - said of currency. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. An increase in the volume of money and credit relative to available goods resulting in a substantial and continuing rise in the general price level. Medical Dictionary DB
  9. Distention of a part by a liquid or a gas. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  10. Gaseous distension. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  11. State of being puffed up: in finance, the increased issue of a paper currency, not warranted by the security and other circumstances. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. The act of inflating; figuratively, bombast. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Overissue, as of currency. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. The act of inflating; the state of being inflated; the state of being puffed up; artificial increase or rise. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. The state of being distended, as with air; the state of being puffed up, as with pride or vanity. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. Undue expansion or increase, from overissue; -- said of currency. mso.anu.edu.au
  17. [Latin] The act of blowing into or of distending with air or other gas; as I. of the tympanum, I. of the lungs. na
  18. Distention with air, gas, or fluid. American pocket medical dictionary.
  19. The act or process of distending with gas. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  20. The state of being inflated. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  21. n. Act of inflating; -the state of being distended with air; -swelling; puffiness; -mental elation; vanity; conceit. Cabinet Dictionary
  22. The state of being swelled with wind, flatulence. Complete Dictionary
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