|1.||the act of inflating or state of being inflated|
|2.||economics Compare deflation 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)|
|3.||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.
A general increase in prices.