Definitions of deflate:
  • verb:   become deflated or flaccid, as by losing air
    Example: "The balloons deflated"
  • verb:   reduce or cut back the amount or availability of, creating a decline in value or prices
    Example: "Deflate the currency"
  • verb:   produce deflation in
    Example: "The new measures deflated the economy"
  • verb:   reduce or lessen the size or importance of
    Example: "The bad review of his work deflated his self-confidence"
  • verb:   release contained air or gas from
    Example: "Deflate the air mattress"
  • verb:   collapse by releasing contained air or gas
    Example: "Deflate a balloon"

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