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English noun: inflation

1. inflation (process) a general and progressive increase in prices


SamplesIn inflation everything gets more valuable except money.


Synonymsrising prices


Broader (hypernym)economic process


Narrower (hyponym)cost-pull inflation, demand-pull inflation, reflation, stagflation


Antonymsdisinflation, deflation

2. inflation (event) (cosmology) a brief exponential expansion of the universe (faster than the speed of light) postulated to have occurred shortly after the big bang


Broader (hypernym)blowup, detonation, explosion


Domain categorycosmogeny, cosmogony, cosmology

3. inflation (attribute) lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity


Synonymsostentation, ostentatiousness, pomposity, pompousness, pretentiousness, puffiness, splashiness


Broader (hypernym)inelegance

4. inflation (act) the act of filling something with air


Broader (hypernym)enlargement, expansion


Antonymsdeflation









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