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Noun inflation has 4 senses
- inflation, rising prices - a general and progressive increase in prices; "in inflation everything gets more valuable except money"
--1 is a kind of economic process
Antonyms: deflation, disinflation
--1 has particulars:
- inflation - (cosmology) a brief exponential expansion of the universe (faster than the speed of light) postulated to have occurred shortly after the big bang
--2 is a kind of explosion, detonation, blowup
- ostentation, ostentatiousness, pomposity, pompousness, pretentiousness, splashiness, inflation - lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity
--3 is a kind of inelegance
- inflation - the act of filling something with air
--4 is a kind of expansion, enlargement