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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.

deflate

(dɪˈfleɪt)
vb
1. to collapse or cause to collapse through the release of gas
2. (tr) to take away the self-esteem or conceit from
3. (Economics) economics to cause deflation of (an economy, the money supply, etc)
[C19: from de- + (in)flate]
deˈflator n

de•flate

(dɪˈfleɪt)

v. -flat•ed, -flat•ing. v.t.
1. to release the air or gas from (something inflated, as a balloon).
2. to depress or reduce (a person or a person's ego, hopes, etc.); puncture; dash.
3. to reduce (currency, prices, etc.) from an inflated condition.
v.i.
4. to become deflated.
[1890–95; de- + (in)flate]
de•fla′tor, n.

deflate


Past participle: deflated
Gerund: deflating

Imperative
deflate
deflate
Present
I deflate
you deflate
he/she/it deflates
we deflate
you deflate
they deflate
Preterite
I deflated
you deflated
he/she/it deflated
we deflated
you deflated
they deflated
Present Continuous
I am deflating
you are deflating
he/she/it is deflating
we are deflating
you are deflating
they are deflating
Present Perfect
I have deflated
you have deflated
he/she/it has deflated
we have deflated
you have deflated
they have deflated
Past Continuous
I was deflating
you were deflating
he/she/it was deflating
we were deflating
you were deflating
they were deflating
Past Perfect
I had deflated
you had deflated
he/she/it had deflated
we had deflated
you had deflated
they had deflated
Future
I will deflate
you will deflate
he/she/it will deflate
we will deflate
you will deflate
they will deflate
Future Perfect
I will have deflated
you will have deflated
he/she/it will have deflated
we will have deflated
you will have deflated
they will have deflated
Future Continuous
I will be deflating
you will be deflating
he/she/it will be deflating
we will be deflating
you will be deflating
they will be deflating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been deflating
you have been deflating
he/she/it has been deflating
we have been deflating
you have been deflating
they have been deflating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been deflating
you will have been deflating
he/she/it will have been deflating
we will have been deflating
you will have been deflating
they will have been deflating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been deflating
you had been deflating
he/she/it had been deflating
we had been deflating
you had been deflating
they had been deflating
Conditional
I would deflate
you would deflate
he/she/it would deflate
we would deflate
you would deflate
they would deflate
Past Conditional
I would have deflated
you would have deflated
he/she/it would have deflated
we would have deflated
you would have deflated
they would have deflated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.deflate - collapse by releasing contained air or gas; "deflate a balloon"
collapse - fold or close up; "fold up your umbrella"; "collapse the music stand"
2.deflate - release contained air or gas from; "deflate the air mattress"
release, turn - let (something) fall or spill from a container; "turn the flour onto a plate"
3.deflate - reduce or lessen the size or importance of; "The bad review of his work deflated his self-confidence"
depreciate, vilipend, deprecate - belittle; "The teacher should not deprecate his student's efforts"
4.deflate - produce deflation in; "The new measures deflated the economy"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
inflate - cause prices to rise by increasing the available currency or credit; "The war inflated the economy"
5.deflate - reduce or cut back the amount or availability of, creating a decline in value or prices; "deflate the currency"
cut down, reduce, trim back, trim down, cut, cut back, trim, bring down - cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
inflate - increase the amount or availability of, creating a rise in value; "inflate the currency"
6.deflate - become deflated or flaccid, as by losing air; "The balloons deflated"
decrease, diminish, lessen, fall - decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper"
inflate, blow up - fill with gas or air; "inflate a balloons"

deflate

verb
1. humiliate, humble, squash, put down (slang), disconcert, chasten, mortify, dispirit Her comments deflated him a bit.
2. puncture, flatten, empty The vandals had deflated his car's tyres.
puncture expand, blow up, enlarge, inflate, pump up, aerate, puff up or out
3. collapse, go down, contract, empty, shrink, void, flatten The balloon began to deflate.
collapse expand, swell, balloon, blow up, enlarge, inflate, dilate, distend, bloat, puff up or out
4. (Economics) reduce, depress, decrease, diminish, devalue, depreciate artificially deflated prices

deflate

verb
To cause to be no longer believed or valued:
Informal: shoot down.
Idioms: knock the bottom out of, shoot full of holes.
Translations
يُخَفِّض، يُقَلِّل، يَنْكَمِشيُفْرِغُ من الهَواء
pokořitvypustitvyvést z míry
lukke luft udnedgørepunktere
draga úrhleypa lofti úr
dujų išleidimasišleisti dujasišleisti orąoro išleidimassugniuždyti
izlaistizsūknētmazināt
vypustiť vzduch
fiyakasını bozmakgururunu kırmaksöndürmek

deflate

[diːˈfleɪt]
A. VT
1. [+ tyre] → desinflar, deshinchar; [+ economy] → reducir la inflación de, deflactar
2. (= humble) [+ pompous person] → bajar los humos a
3. (= depress) → desanimar, desalentar
at this news he felt very deflatedcon esta noticia se desanimó por completo
B. VI [tyre] → desinflarse, deshincharse; [economy] → sufrir deflación

deflate

[dɪˈfleɪt]
vt
[+ tyre, dinghy] → dégonfler
[+ hopes, reputation] → rabaisser
[+ pompous person] → rabattre le caquet à
[+ economy] → provoquer la déflation de
vi (= lose air) → se dégonfler

deflate

vt tyre, balloondie Luft ablassen aus; to deflate the currency (Fin) → eine Deflation herbeiführen; to deflate somebody’s confidence/egojds Selbstvertrauen/Ego (dat)einen Dämpfer aufsetzen; he felt a bit deflated when …es war ein ziemlicher Dämpfer für ihn, dass …
vi (Fin) → eine Deflation herbeiführen

deflate

[diːˈfleɪt] vt
a. (tyre) → sgonfiare (fig) (person) → fare abbassare la cresta a
b. (Econ) → deflazionare

deflate

(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

deflate

v. desinflar, deshinchar.
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