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deflate

de·flate

deflate

 
 
pronunciation:
dih fleIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: deflated, deflates, deflating
definition 1: to cause to shrink or collapse, esp. by releasing air or gas.
antonyms:
distend, expand, inflate, swell
definition 2: to diminish (a person or a person's spirit, confidence, self-possession, or the like).
The reprimand deflated her enthusiasm.
antonyms:
aggrandize, inflate
definition 3: to reduce the value of (currency) or lower the level of (prices).
antonyms:
inflate
similar words:
depreciate, depress
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become deflated; diminish or collapse.
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antonyms:
inflate
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derivation: deflator (n.)
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