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inflation

 [in-fla´shun]
distention or the act of distending, with air, gas, or fluid.

in·fla·tion

(in-flā'shŭn),
Distention by a fluid or gas.
[L. inflatio, fr. in-flo, pp. -flatus, to blow into, inflate]

inflation

/in·fla·tion/ (in-fla´shun) distention, or the act of distending, with air, gas, or fluid.

inflation

In the context of fat fetishism, the deliberate distension of the stomach with air or liquids to evoke arousal in a fat-admiring sexual partner.

in·fla·tion

(in-flā'shŭn)
Distention by a fluid or gas.
Synonym(s): vesiculation (2) .
[L. inflatio, fr. in-flo, pp. -flatus, to blow into, inflate]

in·fla·tion

(in-flā'shŭn)
Distention by a fluid or gas.
Synonym(s): vesiculation (2) .
[L. inflatio, fr. in-flo, pp. -flatus, to blow into, inflate]

inflation (inflā´shən),

n the act of distending with air or a gas.

inflation


carcass inflation
pumping of air under the skin of a carcass of sheep or cattle to facilitate skinning. Universally discouraged, mostly forbidden for meat for human consumption.
References in periodicals archive ?
Can the pursuit of price level stability reduce inflation and output variability?
In this section we examine this issue empirically by analysing how the efficiency frontiers for inflation and output variability change when the central bank's loss function contains a small weight on price level stability.
More concretely, we extend the loss function (2) with an additional price level stability term as follows:
In each of these charts the solid line depicts the efficiency frontier when there is no weight on price level stability, whereas the broken line corresponds to a small weight on price level stability ([[omega].
As a result the efficiency frontier deteriorates as more weight is put on price level stability (chart 2a).
In this case the pursuit of price level stability is complementary to the goal of stabilising inflation and the output gap (chart 2c).
16] Second, most of the benefits of pursuing price level stability arise for a small weight on the price stability objective (See also Batini and Yates, 1999, and Maclean and Pioro, 2000).