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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


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.
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Recognizing symptoms of asset price inflation in real time is difficult for goods and services inflation (with inertia, the natural rhythm of prices and stale price cuts occurring which would have happened sooner in a well-functioning market economy with sound money).
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That meant the wider measure of shop price inflation fell by 0.
So, shoppers are seeing a double benefit as external cost price pressures have also eased a little which contributed to a further slowing in shop price inflation in July.
While gas and electricity price inflation remains elevated at 15% and 8% respectively, at least over-75s benefited from a fall in food price inflation, from 4% to 3% in May, as almost 17% of their budget goes on food.
One of the reasons is likely to be a change in the EU methodology for the harmonised consumer price inflation rate (HICP).
He said: "Heavy discounting from supermarkets and retailers also appears to have helped stem inflation with shop price inflation falling to a 22-month low of 1.
Business activity in Saudi Arabia's non-oil private sector eased to a three-month low in March, while input price inflation remained near February's series record pace, a survey showed.