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deflate

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1 to become smaller in size or volume due to loss of contents
  • We kept her birthday decorations up until the balloons started deflating.
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2 to make smaller in size or volume by removing the contents
  • Please deflate the air mattress and fold it up before you leave.
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4 to cause to lose force or effectiveness
  • Her cutting remark deflated his ego.
  • The lawsuit deflated their hopes for a quick resolution.
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Synonym Discussion of deflate

contract, shrink, condense, compress, constrict, deflate mean to decrease in bulk or volume. contract applies to a drawing together of surfaces or particles or a reduction of area or length.
    • caused her muscles to contract
shrink implies a contracting or a loss of material and stresses a falling short of original dimensions.
    • the sweater will shrink when washed
condense implies a reducing of something homogeneous to greater compactness without significant loss of content.
    • condense the essay into a paragraph
compress implies a pressing into a small compass and definite shape usually against resistance.
    • compressed cotton into bales
constrict implies a tightening that reduces diameter.
    • the throat is constricted by a tight collar
deflate implies a contracting by reducing the internal pressure of contained air or gas.
    • deflate the balloon


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