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1Fill (something, especially a tyre) with air or gas again.‘the tyre was reinflated from the truck's compressor’
- ‘It's hard to get excited about a presidential candidate who bases his fiscal policy on the expectation that the internet bubble is going to reinflate.’
- ‘The lungs are then reinflated with a buccal pump.’
- ‘It seals the puncture and the tyre can then be reinflated ready for use.’
- ‘Also known as pneumothorax, a collapsed lung is treated by reinflating the lung.’
- ‘But his animals could be called back to life by visitors, who could reinflate them by blowing through rubber hoses connected to the flaccid structures.’
- ‘He or she then asks the anesthesia care provider to reinflate the patient's lung and sustain lung expansion at 30 mm Hg of pressure.’
- ‘The really ironic thing is, once I get the tires reinflated I have to cycle down to the bike shop anyway to get the gears fixed on the darn thing!’
- ‘Because if that doesn't happen, the terrorism bubble will reinflate and bad things will follow.’
- ‘They put in two chest tubes to reinflate my lung.’
- ‘I'm also curious how regular riders might be able to patch and reinflate tubeless road tires out in the field?’
2Cause inflation of (a currency) or in (an economy) again.‘bond markets are healthy because they believe Mr. Greenspan won't reinflate the currency’
- ‘The usually prescribed solution is fiscal austerity combined with slowly reinflating the money supply while restoring the salvageable banks to solvency.’
- ‘People are expecting profits to reinflate, but I think we've still got a long haul before earnings have deflated to reasonable levels that will allow for decent future growth.’
- ‘He, apparently, was intent on reinflating the economy through cuts in interest rates and credit expansion, but there was little effective change in monetary policies over the next several months.’
- ‘But its ‘affordable housing ‘in the south will reinflate house prices and bring more congestion to overcrowded roads and rails.’’
- ‘Wary of reinflating the stock market and property bubbles in Japan, the country's central bank held back for a time from aggressively pumping money into the economy.’
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