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Dictionary definition for: Inflation

1. (n) a general and progressive increase in prices; "in inflation everything gets more valuable except money"

2. (n) (cosmology) a brief exponential expansion of the universe (faster than the speed of light) postulated to have occurred shortly after the big bang

3. (n) lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity

4. (n) the act of filling something with air

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