|1.||the act of deflating or state of being deflated|
|2.||economics Compare disinflation a reduction in the level of total spending and economic activity resulting in lower levels of output, employment, investment, trade, profits, and prices|
|3.||geology the removal of loose rock material, sand, and dust by the wind|
|deflation (dĭ-flā'shən) Pronunciation Key
The lifting and removal of fine, dry particles of silt, soil, and sand by the wind. Deflation is common in deserts and in coastal areas that have sand dunes.