Synonyms and Antonyms of deflating
to become smaller in size or volume due to loss of contents
- We kept her birthday decorations up until the balloons started deflating.
collapsing, contracting, flattening, shrinking
compressing, condensing, constricting
shriveling (or shrivelling), wilting, withering
drying up, mummifying, wizening
dripping, leaking, oozing, seeping, trickling
abating, decreasing, diminishing, dwindling, lessening
receding, retreating, withdrawing
to make smaller in size or volume by removing the contents
- Please deflate the air mattress and fold it up before you leave.
clearing, evacuating, exhausting, vacating, vacuating, voiding
bleeding, drafting, drawing (off), pumping, siphoning (also syphoning), tapping
cleaning, flushing, purging
boring, drilling, holing, perforating, piercing, punching, puncturing, riddling
poking, pricking, prickling
burrowing (into), excavating, gouging, grooving, hollowing
breaking, cutting, gashing, notching, rending, rupturing, slashing, slitting, splitting
compressing, condensing, constricting, contracting, shrinking
capsuling, capsulizing, compacting, constringing, narrowing (down), squeezing, telescoping
to make or become lower in amount or value
- The excess supply deflated prices.
- The company's stock has deflated.
crashing, cratering, declining, descending, dipping, diving, dropping, falling, lowering, nose-diving, plummeting, plunging, sinking, skidding, tumbling
attenuating, breaking, cheapening, depreciating, depressing, devaluating, devaluing, downgrading, marking down, reducing, writing down, writing off
abating, decreasing, de-escalating, diminishing, drooping, dwindling, dying (down), ebbing, lessening, letting up, moderating, subsiding, tapering off, waning
underestimating, underpricing, underrating, undervaluing
accumulating, ballooning, building, burgeoning (also bourgeoning), enlarging, escalating, expanding, growing, increasing, intensifying, mushrooming, picking up, snowballing, swelling, waxing
arising, ascending, lifting, mounting, rising, soaring, spiking, upping
appreciating, enhancing, marking up, upgrading
to cause to lose force or effectiveness
- Her cutting remark deflated his ego.
- The lawsuit deflated their hopes for a quick resolution.
throwing cold water on
debilitating, enfeebling, undermining, weakening
dampening, damping, deadening
chilling, daunting, demoralizing, discouraging, disheartening, dismaying, dispiriting, frustrating, unmanning, unnerving
browbeating, bullying, cowing, intimidating
depressing, saddening, weighing
bothering, irking, vexing, worrying
frightening, horrifying, scaring
enforcing, fortifying, reinforcing (also reenforcing), strengthening
emboldening, encouraging, heartening, nerving, steeling
animating, enlivening, invigorating
buoying (up), cheering, gladdening
assuring, boosting, energizing, exciting, galvanizing, inspiring, lifting, provoking, quickening, rallying, reassuring, stimulating