◄ Inflation ►

1. (n.) The act or process of inflating, or the state of being inflated, as with air or gas; distention; expansion; enlargement.

2. (n.) The state of being puffed up, as with pride; conceit; vanity.

3. (n.) Undue expansion or increase, from overissue; -- said of currency.

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