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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.

inflation definition

A general increase in prices.


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