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[ri-fleyt] /rɪˈfleɪt/
verb (used without object), reflated, reflating.
1.
to increase again the amount of money and credit in circulation.
verb (used with object), reflated, reflating.
2.
to increase (money and credit) again.
Origin of reflate
1930-1935
1930-35; back formation from reflation
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British Dictionary definitions for reflate

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/riːˈfleɪt/
verb
1.
to inflate or be inflated again
Word Origin
C20: back formation from reflation
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