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1. The act of deflating or the condition of being deflated.
2. A persistent decrease in the level of consumer prices or a persistent increase in the purchasing power of money.
3. The lifting and removal of small, loose particles, especially silt and clay particles, by eddies of wind.

de·fla′tion·ar′y (-shə-nĕr′ē) adj.
de·fla′tion·ist n.


1. the act of deflating or state of being deflated
2. (Economics) economics a reduction in the level of total spending and economic activity resulting in lower levels of output, employment, investment, trade, profits, and prices. Compare disinflation
3. (Geological Science) geology the removal of loose rock material, sand, and dust by the wind
deˈflationary adj
deˈflationist n, adj


(dɪˈfleɪ ʃən)

1. the act of deflating or the state of being deflated.
2. a fall in the general price level or a contraction of available money (opposed to inflation). Compare disinflation.
3. the erosion of soil by the wind.
de•fla′tion•ar′y, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deflation - (geology) the erosion of soil as a consequence of sand and dust and loose rocks being removed by the wind; "a constant deflation of the desert landscape"
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
eating away, eroding, erosion, wearing, wearing away - (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
2.deflation - a contraction of economic activity resulting in a decline of prices
economic process - any process affecting the production and development and management of material wealth
disinflation - a reduction of prices intended to improve the balance of payments
inflation, rising prices - a general and progressive increase in prices; "in inflation everything gets more valuable except money"
3.deflation - the act of letting the air out of something
reduction, step-down, diminution, decrease - the act of decreasing or reducing something
inflation - the act of filling something with air
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hjöînun; minnkun


[diːˈfleɪʃən] N [of tyre etc] → desinflamiento m (Econ) → deflación f


[dɪˈfleɪʃən] n [economy] → déflation f


n (of tyre, ball)Luftablassen nt(of aus); (Fin) → Deflation f


[diːˈfleɪʃn] n (Econ) → deflazione f


(diˈfleit) verb
1. to let gas out of (a tyre etc).
2. to reduce (a person's) importance, self-confidence etc. He was completely deflated by his failure.
deˈflation noun
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Saline implant rupture is classically a clinical diagnosis, as once the outer shell of the saline implant is breached, the saline leaks out of the lumen within hours.
Moreover, no treatment method has been established for implant rupture caused by delayed union and nonunion [2, 3].
An MRI exam was performed to evaluate implant rupture using an 8-channel breast coil.
In spontaneous testicular implant rupture, the clinical signs are scrotal or perineal pain, erythematous rash, pruritus, altered consistency of the prosthesis, or palpation in the hemiscrotum of an irregular soft mass [11, 12].
1,2) Although this benign process may involve various organs, there has only been one report of axillary localization in the literature in English, which was secondary to silicone implant rupture and did not include underlying systemic disease.
Breast implants have been widely suspected to increase the risk of a range of problems, including cancer, connective tissue disease, implant rupture, and hematoma," the lawmakers said in their explanatory note to the bill.
The most commonly reported adverse events for Natrelle([R])410 Breast Implants are: reoperation, implant removal (with and without replacement), implant rupture, and Baker grade III/IV capsular contracture.
Chief outcome measures included secondary surgery, implant rupture rate and time to rupture.
French authorities are expected to announce on Friday that up to 30,000 women who received a Poly Implant Prostheses (PIP) implant in France can have them taken out because of health concerns about high rates of implant rupture and cancer.
In case of implant rupture you will only be charged for the replacement surgery, excluding the implant cost.
Other common complications include implant rupture, wrinkling, asymmetry, scarring, pain, and infection.
This is a substantial expense, and MRIs to detect implant rupture are almost never covered by health insurance, even for women with implants after a mastectomy.