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/ Brit /dɪˈfleɪʃənri/ adjective [more deflationary; most deflationary]
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