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Definition 1: become deflated or flaccid, as by losing air - [verb of change]

Samples where deflate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The balloons deflated

(deflate is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 2: reduce or cut back the amount or availability of, creating a decline in value or prices - [verb of change]

Samples where deflate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • deflate the currency

(deflate is a kind of ...) cut down on; make a reduction in

"reduce your daily fat intake" "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"

Definition 3: produce deflation in - [verb of change]

Samples where deflate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The new measures deflated the economy

(deflate is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 4: reduce or lessen the size or importance of - [verb of communication]

Samples where deflate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The bad review of his work deflated his self-confidence

Synonyms for deflate in the sense of this definition

(deflate is a kind of ...) belittle

"The teacher should not deprecate his student's efforts"

Definition 5: release contained air or gas from - [verb of contact]

Samples where deflate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • deflate the air mattress

(deflate is a kind of ...) let (something) fall or spill from a container

"turn the flour onto a plate"

Definition 6: collapse by releasing contained air or gas - [verb of contact]

Samples where deflate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • deflate a balloon

(deflate is a kind of ...) fold or close up

"fold up your umbrella" "collapse the music stand"

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