DICTIONARY


Definition of DEFLATE

verb : DEFLATE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) collapse by releasing contained air or gas; "deflate a balloon" ;

  • 2. (

    ) release contained air or gas from; "deflate the air mattress" ;

  • 3. (

    ) reduce or lessen the size or importance of; "The bad review of his work deflated his self-confidence" ;

  • 4. (

    ) produce deflation in; "The new measures deflated the economy" ;

  • 5. (

    ) reduce or cut back the amount or availability of, creating a decline in value or prices; "deflate the currency" ;

  • 6. (

    ) become deflated or flaccid, as by losing air; "The balloons deflated" ;


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