Synonyms and Antonyms of deflates
to become smaller in size or volume due to loss of contents
- We kept her birthday decorations up until the balloons started deflating.
collapses, contracts, flattens, shrinks
compresses, condenses, constricts
shrivels, wilts, withers
dries up, mummifies, wizens
drips, leaks, oozes, seeps, trickles
abates, decreases, diminishes, dwindles, lessens
recedes, retreats, withdraws
to make smaller in size or volume by removing the contents
- Please deflate the air mattress and fold it up before you leave.
clears, evacuates, exhausts, vacates, vacuates, voids
bleeds, drafts, draws (off), pumps, siphons (also syphons), taps
cleans, flushes, purges
bores, drills, holes, perforates, pierces, punches, punctures, riddles
pokes, prickles, pricks
burrows (into), excavates, gouges, grooves, hollows
breaks, cuts, gashes, notches, rends, ruptures, slashes, slits, splits
compresses, condenses, constricts, contracts, shrinks
capsules, capsulizes, compacts, constringes, narrows (down), squeezes, telescopes
to make or become lower in amount or value
- The excess supply deflated prices.
- The company's stock has deflated.
crashes, craters, declines, descends, dips, dives, drops, falls, lowers, nose-dives, plummets, plunges, sinks, skids, tumbles
attenuates, breaks, cheapens, depreciates, depresses, devaluates, devalues, downgrades, marks down, reduces, writes down, writes off
abates, decreases, de-escalates, dies (down), diminishes, droops, dwindles, ebbs, lessens, lets up, moderates, subsides, tapers off, wanes
underestimates, underprices, underrates, undervalues
accumulates, balloons, builds, burgeons (also bourgeons), enlarges, escalates, expands, grows, increases, intensifies, mushrooms, picks up, snowballs, swells, waxes
arises, ascends, lifts, mounts, rises, soars, spikes, ups
appreciates, enhances, marks up, upgrades
to cause to lose force or effectiveness
- Her cutting remark deflated his ego.
- The lawsuit deflated their hopes for a quick resolution.
throws cold water on
debilitates, enfeebles, undermines, weakens
dampens, damps, deadens
chills, daunts, demoralizes, discourages, disheartens, dismays, dispirits, frustrates, unmans, unnerves
browbeats, bullies, cows, intimidates
depresses, saddens, weighs
bothers, irks, vexes, worries
frightens, horrifies, scares
enforces, fortifies, reinforces (also reenforces), strengthens
emboldens, encourages, heartens, nerves, steels
animates, enlivens, invigorates
buoys (up), cheers, gladdens
assures, boosts, energizes, excites, galvanizes, inspires, lifts, provokes, quickens, rallies, reassures, stimulates