- Word Explorer, Word Parts
|part of speech:
||deflated, deflates, deflating
||to cause to shrink or collapse by letting out air or gas.
He deflated the basketball by jumping up and down on it.
- expand, inflate
||to lessen the spirit or confidence of.
His anger deflated her good mood.
||to become shrunk or smaller.
The tire deflated.
The word deflate
contains the following part:
that means blow, puff