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{n: deflation} (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"



{n: deflation} a contraction of economic activity resulting in a decline of prices
<-> inflation, disinflation

{n: deflation} the act of letting the air out of something
<-> inflation

{n: disinflation} a reduction of prices intended to improve the balance of payments
<-> inflation, deflation

{n: inflation, rising prices} a general and progressive increase in prices
"in inflation everything gets more valuable except money"
<-> deflation, disinflation

{n: inflation} the act of filling something with air
<-> deflation

{n: reflation} inflation of currency after a period of deflation; restore the system to a previous state

{v: deflate} produce deflation in
"The new measures deflated the economy"
<-> inflate

{v: reflate} economics: raise demand, expand the money supply, or raise prices, after a period of deflation
"These measures reflated the economy"


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