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[ri-sesh-uh-ner-ee] /rɪˈsɛʃ əˌnɛr i/
of, pertaining to, or causing recession, especially economic recession:
recessionary market pressures.
1955-60; recession + -ary Unabridged
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Examples from the web for recessionary
  • What's really adding fuel to the fire this year is the recessionary climate.
  • In this recessionary economy, everyone's watching their dollars.
  • It's an appealing business model, particularly in recessionary times.
  • They will be products that will increase industrial efficiency and that will pay for themselves even in a recessionary era.
  • For the labor market to recover quickly, job openings should rise even above pre-recessionary levels.
  • These are industries that likely cut jobs mostly due to the usual recessionary cycle.
  • It may not be in the generous holiday spirit, but it certainly fits the new recessionary one.
  • Part of the fixation is due to a doomed, recessionary attempt to stimulate the economy through construction projects.
  • That's exactly the sort of recessionary rationalization that charity leaders fear.
  • Yet all three are already at or near recessionary levels.
British Dictionary definitions for recessionary


of, caused by, or undergoing economic recession
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