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Definition of "contractionary" [contractionary]

  • Tending to cause contraction. (adjective)
  • Tending to reduce the size of the money supply. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "contractionary" in a sentence
  • "And while Washington's budget can hardly be called contractionary, the pols have reduced federal aid to states and local governments enough to force them to cut spending and lay off thousands of workers, since the law requires that they run balanced budgets."
  • ""The point of giving these crisis loans is to help countries avert those kind of contractionary policies, not to demand them as a condition on the loans," according to Weissman."
  • "Britain's economy has worst slump for 90 years economy performed marginally better than expected in the third quarter, according to official statistics published yesterday, but the revised figures still confounded ESRI REPORT: �ESRI says cumulative value of adjustments is Euro13bn THE RECENT Budget was not the most "contractionary" in modern"
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