restoration of economic activity, consumer prices, etc., to higher levels by manipulating monetary policy.

1930–35; re- + (in)flation

reflationary [ri-fley-shuh-ner-ee] , adjective Unabridged
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reflation (riːˈfleɪʃən)
1.  an increase in economic activity
2.  an increase in the supply of money and credit designed to cause such an increase
[C20: from re- + -flation, as in inflation or deflation]

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