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 ).
the act of .
the state of being .
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
mid-14c., “swelling caused by gathering of ‘wind’ in the body; flatulence;” figuratively, “outbursts of pride,” from Latin inflationem (nominative inflatio) “a puffing up; flatulence,” noun of action from past participle stem of inflare “blow into, puff up,” from in- “into” (see in- (2)) + flare “to blow” (see blow (v.1)). Monetary sense of “enlargement of prices” (originally by an increase in the amount of money in circulation) first recorded 1838 in American English.
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.
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 ). the act of . the state of being . Contemporary Examples He may be less of an inflation hawk than Bernanke as well, […]
of, pertaining to, reflective of, or causing : inflationary prices. Contemporary Examples The part that we call our universe condensed out of that inflationary chaos like a water droplet forming out of a cloud of steam. Welcome to the Multiverse! Alexander Fabry February 10, 2011 The stimulus package and the inflationary effects of recent Federal […]
a person who suffers from , the inability, especially when chronic, to obtain sufficient sleep, through difficulty in falling or staying asleep: Her husband, an insomniac, had at last fallen asleep at the computer, head resting on the keyboard. having : a nervous, insomniac person. Synonyms: sleepless, awake, wakeful, insomnolent, wide-awake. Antonyms: sleepy, drowsy, lethargic, […]
- Anti institutional
of, relating to, or established by . of or relating to organized establishments, foundations, societies, or the like, or to the buildings devoted to their work. of the nature of an . characterized by the blandness, drabness, uniformity, and lack of individualized attention attributed to large that serve many people: institutional food. (of advertising) having […]