Definition of reinflate in English:

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[with object]
1Fill (something, especially a tyre) with air or gas again: the tyre was reinflated from the truck’s compressor
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  • It seals the puncture and the tyre can then be reinflated ready for use.
  • They put in two chest tubes to reinflate my lung.
  • The really ironic thing is, once I get the tires reinflated I have to cycle down to the bike shop anyway to get the gears fixed on the darn thing!
2Cause inflation of (a currency) or in (an economy) again: bond markets are healthy because they believe Mr. Greenspan won’t reinflate the currency
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  • He, apparently, was intent on reinflating the economy through cuts in interest rates and credit expansion, but there was little effective change in monetary policies over the next several months.
  • The usually prescribed solution is fiscal austerity combined with slowly reinflating the money supply while restoring the salvageable banks to solvency.
  • Wary of reinflating the stock market and property bubbles in Japan, the country's central bank held back for a time from aggressively pumping money into the economy.



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  • The super soft balls come with a reinflatable athletic valve, allowing the soccer ball to be adjusted from 7 foot to 12 foot.


Example sentences
  • Apply around 90 compressions per minute with lung reinflation after every three chest compressions.
  • Adequate air volume must be maintained with periodic manual reinflation.
  • A successful reinflation effort, from these low rates, would be hugely negative for unpegged fixed-income debt securities.

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