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contractionary

Syllabification: con·trac·tion·ar·y
Pronunciation: /kənˈtrakSHəˌnerē
 
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Definition of contractionary in English:

adjective

Causing or relating to the contraction of a country’s economy: he imposed a contractionary fiscal policy in the form of a tax surcharge the contractionary effects of higher interest rates
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  • Elsewhere, Sumner points out that the Fed's policy of paying interest on reserves is contractionary.
  • Macfarlane sounded an alarm, warning that the global slump would have a "significant contractionary effect" on the Australian economy.
  • The report has even argued that the government should enhance capital expenditures "in order to counter-balance the contractionary effects of fiscal consolidation."

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