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inflationary

[in-fley-shuh-ner-ee] /ɪnˈfleɪ ʃəˌnɛr i/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, reflective of, or causing inflation:
inflationary prices.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; inflation + -ary
Related forms
anti-inflationary, adjective
counterinflationary, adjective
noninflationary, adjective
overinflationary, adjective
postinflationary, adjective
preinflationary, adjective
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Examples from the web for inflationary
  • The government's goal of achieving strong growth while reducing the debt burden is likely to create inflationary pressures.
  • Belt tightening is in order for the inflationary driver of higher education that has far exceeded other industries.
  • The inflationary economy that brings you your food is attentive, accurate, and pleasant.
  • Getting back on the pre-recession track may be difficult or even impossible--and trying to do so regardless would be inflationary.
  • For the first time, it will probe the dynamics of the early inflationary universe.
  • Remember, these increases are on top of the expected inflationary increase.
  • The same can be said of any branch of science, such as inflationary cosmology or quantum theory.
  • Meanwhile, inflationary pressures have diminished appreciably.
  • If rates rise, then the bond market thinks the economy is rallying and further rate cuts are inflationary.
  • Long term, much more will need to be done to eliminate the distortions in the economy that have generated the inflationary surge.
British Dictionary definitions for inflationary

inflationary

/ɪnˈfleɪʃənərɪ/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, causing, or characterized by inflation: inflationary wage claims
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Word Origin and History for inflationary
adj.

1916, from inflation + -ary.

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