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deflate

verb

1 deflate

Collapse by releasing contained air or gas.

Roget 800: amount to, come to, mount up to; touch the pocket; draw, draw upon; indorse etc. (security) 771; issue, utter; discount etc. ... show more

Roget 616: dissuade, dehort, cry out against, remonstrate, expostulate, warn, contraindicate.    disincline, indispose, shake, stagger; dispirit; discourage, dishearten; ... show more



2 deflate

Release contained air or gas from.

3 deflate

Reduce or lessen the size or importance of:
— The bad review of his work deflated his self-confidence.

synonym: puncture.

4 deflate

Produce deflation in.

5 deflate

Reduce or cut back the amount or availability of, creating a decline in value or prices.

6 deflate

Become deflated or flaccid, as by losing air.


Moby thesaurus: abridge, beat down, belie, blow sky-high, blow up, break, cave, cave in, cheapen, collapse, compress, curtail, cut, cut back, cut down, cut prices, damp, dampen, decline, decrease ... show more.

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