deflationary
deflationary deflationary adj. 1. of or pertaining to deflation; as, deflationary signs. [WordNet 1.5]

2. (Economics) associated with or tending to cause decreases in consumer prices or increases in the purchasing power of money; as, deflationary measures. Opposite of {inflationary}. [WordNet 1.5]


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