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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inflation  \In*fla"tion\,  n.  [L.  inflatio:  cf  F.  inflation.] 
  1.  The  act  or  process  of  inflating,  or  the  state  of  being 
  inflated,  as  with  air  or  gas;  distention;  expansion; 
  enlargement.  --Boyle. 
 
  2.  The  state  of  being  puffed  up  as  with  pride;  conceit; 
  vanity.  --B.  Jonson 
 
  3.  Undue  expansion  or  increase,  from  overissue;  --  said  of 
  currency.  [U.S.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inflation 
  n  1:  a  general  and  progressive  increase  in  prices;  "in  inflation 
  everything  gets  more  valuable  except  money"  [syn:  {rising 
  prices}]  [ant:  {deflation},  {disinflation}] 
  2:  a  act  of  filling  something  with  air  [ant:  {deflation}] 




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