Definition of deflationary in English:


Syllabification: de·fla·tion·ar·y
Pronunciation: /diˈflāSHəˌnerē


  • Of, characterized by, or tending to cause economic deflation.
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    • There are always inflationary and deflationary spots in an economy at the same time.
    • Volatile movements in the foreign exchange casino compound the deflationary effect.
    • By dampening expected future sales, a deflationary monetary policy may decrease the firm's net worth.

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