n.1.The act or process of inflating, or the state of being inflated, as with air or gas; distention; expansion; enlargement.
2.The state of being puffed up, as with pride; conceit; vanity.
3.Persistent expansion or increase in the general level of prices, usually caused by overissue of currency, and resulting in a reduced value of the currency. It is contrasted with deflation, and is when it occurs to a very high degree is called hyperinflation.
Noun1.inflation - a general and progressive increase in prices; "in inflation everything gets more valuable except money"
Synonyms: rising prices
deflation - a contraction of economic activity resulting in a decline of prices
disinflation - a reduction of prices intended to improve the balance of payments
2.inflation - (cosmology) a brief exponential expansion of the universe (faster than the speed of light) postulated to have occurred shortly after the big bang
3.inflation - lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity
4.inflation - the act of filling something with air
deflation - the act of letting the air out of something
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