deflate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to discharge contained atmosphere or gas from.
    • To collapse by releasing included air or gasoline.
    • to cut back or decrease the scale or importance of: dropping the competition deflated my pride.
    • Economics to cut back the amount or accessibility to (currency or credit), effecting a decline in costs.
    • Economics to make deflation in (an economy).
    • to cut back from an inflated problem; used literally and metaphorically.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • become or come to be deflated: The balloon deflated gradually.
  • verb:
    • To cause an object to decrease or come to be smaller in certain parameter, e.g. to shrink
    • (business economics) To reduce the amount of available currency or credit and thus reduced rates.
    • To become deflated.
    • To let straight down or dissatisfy.
    • launch contained atmosphere or gas from
    • lower or reduce the amount or availability of, creating a decline in value or rates
    • produce deflation in
    • become deflated or flaccid, as by dropping air
    • failure by releasing contained atmosphere or gasoline
    • decrease or decrease the size or significance of
  • others:
    • To remove the air from: the opposite of inflate.

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