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  Definition of deflate
  1. become deflated or flaccid, as by losing air; "The balloons deflated"
  2. reduce or cut back the amount or availability of, creating a decline in value or prices; "deflate the currency"
  3. produce deflation in; "The new measures deflated the economy"
  4. reduce or lessen the size or importance of; "The bad review of his work deflated his self-confidence"
  5. release contained air or gas from; "deflate the air mattress"
  6. collapse by releasing contained air or gas; "deflate a balloon"
Similar Words: puncture

 

Derivational Morphology: deflation, deflator

 

 
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