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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 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]
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High inflation has historically also been associated with slower economic growth, making efforts to maintain low and stable inflation crucial for reducing poverty and inequality, the World Bank said.
'Inflation expectations remain on an uptrend and increases demand pull pressures as consumers and businesses anticipate elevated prices.
It showed that non-food and non-energy inflation, commonly known as core inflation, saw a 1.2% jump in a single month and was recorded at 7%.
The report said, 'keeping in view these close threshold inflation levels, we can safely conclude that inflation below 5.67 percent may be favorable for economic growth and inflation above 6.05 percent can hurt growth.'