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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


Antonymsinflation









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