Definition of Deflate

1. Verb. Collapse by releasing contained air or gas. "Deflate a balloon"

Generic synonyms: Collapse
Derivative terms: Deflation



2. Verb. Release contained air or gas from. "Deflate the air mattress"
Generic synonyms: Release, Turn
Derivative terms: Deflation

3. Verb. Reduce or lessen the size or importance of. "The bad review of his work deflated his self-confidence"
Exact synonyms: Puncture
Generic synonyms: Deprecate, Depreciate, Vilipend
Derivative terms: Deflator

4. Verb. Produce deflation in. "The new measures deflated the economy"
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Derivative terms: Deflation
Antonyms: Inflate

5. Verb. Reduce or cut back the amount or availability of, creating a decline in value or prices. "Deflate the currency"
Generic synonyms: Bring Down, Cut, Cut Back, Cut Down, Reduce, Trim, Trim Back, Trim Down
Derivative terms: Deflation
Antonyms: Inflate

6. Verb. Become deflated or flaccid, as by losing air. "The balloons deflated"
Generic synonyms: Decrease, Diminish, Fall, Lessen
Derivative terms: Deflation
Antonyms: Inflate

Definition of Deflate

1. v. t. To reduce from an inflated condition.

Definition of Deflate

1. Verb. (transitive) To cause an object to decrease or become smaller in some parameter, e.g. to shrink ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) (economics) To reduce the amount of available currency or credit and thus lower prices. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To become deflated. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To let down or disappoint. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Deflate

1. to release the air or gas from [v -FLATED, -FLATING, -FLATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Deflate

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deflagrating spoons
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deflate (current term)
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Literary usage of Deflate

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1. The Women's Health and Aging Study: Health and Social Characteristics of ...edited by Jack M. Guralnik, Linda P. Fried, Eleanor M. Simonsick, Judith D. Kasper, Mary E. Lafferty edited by Jack M. Guralnik, Linda P. Fried, Eleanor M. Simonsick, Judith D. Kasper, Mary E. Lafferty (1995)
"deflate at 2 mm Hg/second to the appearance of the right ankle systolic ... deflate the cuff quickly and completely 5. Disconnect right ankle cuff from ..."

2. Advanced Lessons in Practical Physiology for Students of Medicine by Russell Burton-Opitz (1920)
"Now gradually deflate until the radial pulse just barely makes itself felt. Read the pressure and deflate rapidly. Be sure to compress the arm for only the ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia of Sport by Henry Charles Howard Suffolk, Hedley Peek, Frederick George Aflalo (1897)
"Should, however, this appearance persist, deflate the lyre and again press with the thumb to perfect the adhesion of the repairing strip. ..."

4. Developments in School Finance edited by William J. Fowler, William J. Fowler, Jr. (1998)
"Indeed, we think that it is not even meaningful to deflate the input by an education specific deflator. Assume that we have an education price index (or as ..."

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