[ US /dɪˈfɫeɪʃən/ ]
[ UK /diːflˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
  1. (geology) the erosion of soil as a consequence of sand and dust and loose rocks being removed by the wind
    a constant deflation of the desert landscape
  2. a contraction of economic activity resulting in a decline of prices
  3. the act of letting the air out of something
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How To Use deflation In A Sentence

  • This leaves the ‘old school economic policies’ of dollar devaluation and deficit financing to help reflate the economy and fend off deflation and boost exporters.
  • Did the deflation of the 19th century inhibit economic growth? Times, Sunday Times
  • Persistent deflation has crimped corporate earnings and worsened the government's deficit.
  • Add it up and there's a business resilient enough to handle 2.5 per cent food deflation. Times, Sunday Times
  • There is no chance that deflationary pressures brought on by collapsing commodity prices will persuade consumers to defer spending. Times, Sunday Times
  • There have also been renewed fears of deflation in the eurozone and Japan. Times, Sunday Times
  • Are we facing deflation or inflation? Times, Sunday Times
  • The problem is that the margin between stable and low inflation and damaging deflation is quite slight. Times, Sunday Times
  • Asset deflation of this magnitude for the average American is thus very painful.
  • All the evidence is that policymakers will do virtually anything rather than see a deflationary spiral take hold. Times, Sunday Times
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