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deflation

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deflation/dɪˈfleɪʃən/noun
deflation
/dɪˈfleɪʃən/
noun
Learner's definition of DEFLATION  
[noncount]
: a decrease in the amount of available money or credit in an economy that causes prices to go down
— compare inflation
: the act or process of letting air or gas out of (something)

— deflationary

/dɪˈfleɪʃəˌneri/British/dɪˈfleɪʃənri/adjective,[more deflationary; most deflationary]
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