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[mass noun] Rising food prices caused by increased demand for agricultural commodities:‘in 2007 agflation hit everything from cereal and baked products to meat, poultry, fish, and eggs’
- ‘Agflation can also cause headaches for central banks.’
- ‘If you're shocked by the cost of a pint at your local, or a loaf at the supermarket, over the next few weeks, blame agflation.’
- ‘Inflation might not be a near-term prospect right now, but agflation certainly might be.’
- ‘We are going to have to get used to a nasty new wordagflation.’
Early 21st century: blend of agriculture and inflation.
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