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English noun: deflation

1. deflation (process) (geology) the erosion of soil as a consequence of sand and dust and loose rocks being removed by the wind

SamplesA constant deflation of the desert landscape.

Broader (hypernym)eating away, eroding, erosion, wearing, wearing away

Domain categorygeology

2. deflation (process) a contraction of economic activity resulting in a decline of prices

Broader (hypernym)economic process

Antonymsdisinflation, inflation, rising prices

3. deflation (act) the act of letting the air out of something

Broader (hypernym)decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down


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