Economics. a persistent, substantial rise in the general level of prices related to an increase in the volume of money and resulting in the loss of value of currency (opposed to deflation).
the act of inflating.
the state of being inflated.
the act of inflating or state of being inflated
(economics) a progressive increase in the general level of prices brought about by an expansion in demand or the money supply (demand-pull inflation) or by autonomous increases in costs (cost-push inflation) Compare deflation
(informal) the rate of increase of prices
inflation in·fla·tion (ĭn-flā’shən)
Distention with a fluid or gas.
The act of distending an organ or body part with a fluid or gas.
A general increase in prices.
verb (used with object), reinforced, reinforcing. 1. to strengthen with some added piece, support, or material: to reinforce a wall. 2. to strengthen (a military force) with additional personnel, ships, or aircraft: to reinforce a garrison. 3. to strengthen; make more forcible or effective: to reinforce efforts. 4. to augment; increase: to reinforce a supply. […]
noun 1. concrete containing steel bars, strands, mesh, etc., to absorb tensile and shearing stresses. reinforced concrete noun 1. concrete with steel bars, mesh, etc, embedded in it to enable it to withstand tensile and shear stresses
- Reinforced plastic
noun 1. plastic with fibrous matter, such as carbon fibre, embedded in it to confer additional strength
[ree-in-fawrs-muh nt, -fohrs-] /ˌri ɪnˈfɔrs mənt, -ˈfoʊrs-/ noun 1. the act of reinforcing. 2. the state of being reinforced. 3. something that reinforces or strengthens. 4. Often, reinforcements. an additional supply of personnel, ships, aircraft, etc., for a military force. 5. a system of steel bars, strands, wires, or mesh for absorbing the tensile and […]