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deflate

de·flate

deflate

 
 
pronunciation:
dih fleIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: deflated, deflates, deflating
definition 1: to cause to shrink or collapse by letting out air or gas.
He deflated the basketball by jumping up and down on it.
antonyms:
expand, inflate
definition 2: to lessen the spirit or confidence of.
His anger deflated her good mood.
definition 3: to become shrunk or smaller.
The tire deflated.
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antonyms:
inflate
derivation: deflator (n.)
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The word deflate contains the following part:
flat Latin root that means blow, puff