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de·flate

 (dĭ-flāt′)
v. de·flat·ed, de·flat·ing, de·flates
v.tr.
1.
a. To release contained air or gas from.
b. To collapse by releasing contained air or gas.
2. To reduce or lessen the size or importance of: Losing the contest deflated my ego.
3. Economics
a. To reduce the amount or availability of (currency or credit), effecting a decline in prices.
b. To produce deflation in (an economy).
v.intr.
To be or become deflated: The balloon deflated slowly.


de·fla′tor n.

deflated

(dɪˈfleɪtɪd)
adj
1. having lost confidence, hope, or optimism
2. voided of air or gas; not inflated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.deflated - brought low in spirit; "left us fatigued and deflated spiritually"
dejected - affected or marked by low spirits; "is dejected but trying to look cheerful"
Translations

deflated

[dɪˈfleɪtɪd] adj [person] → découragé(e)
References in classic literature ?
One was annoyed because his left pedal had come off, and the other because his tyre had become deflated, small and indeed negligible accidents by Bun Hill standards, due entirely to the ungentle handling of the delicate machines entrusted to them--and they failed to see clearly how they put themselves in the wrong by this method of argument.
They had come up the hill in the twilight; Bert was anxious to get as far as possible before he lit--or attempted to light, for the issue was a doubtful one--his lamps, and they had scorched past a number of cyclists, and by a four-wheeled motor-car of the old style lamed by a deflated tyre.
He flung the deflated burning rags of cushion aside, whipped off his jacket and sprang at the flames with a shout.
By ERIC WAINAINATransport on the busy Nairobi-Naivasha highway was Monday paralysed for hours after a group of demonstrators deflated tyres of more than 100 vehicles, in a protest to push for the arrest of Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu over her crackdown on charcoal trade.
As we watched, the cop deflated the tyres of 20 cars before leaving.
The guards suddenly threw a special nails-filled net under his six tyres that were all deflated.
The hull was ripped open and the safety system automatically deflated the 20-ton part-plane-part-airship craft.
In a special closed demonstration circuit representing a typical road we tried out DriveGuard tyres inflated to normal pressure on a Volkswagen Golf and then deflated to simulate loss of air through a puncture.
But there's no need to worry - Shrek has been deflated after a wind speed warning.
The Patriots stand accused of playing with deflated footballs, and if you didn't know better, you'd forget there's a big game happening in the middle of the controversy.
The prosecution said it could and should have been deflated at that stage.
They implemented the same during 2009; once again you had deflated that balloon.