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English verb: deflate

1. deflate (contact) collapse by releasing contained air or gas


SamplesDeflate a balloon.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)collapse

2. deflate (contact) release contained air or gas from


SamplesDeflate the air mattress.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)release, turn

3. deflate (communication) reduce or lessen the size or importance of


SamplesThe bad review of his work deflated his self-confidence.


Synonymspuncture


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)deprecate, depreciate, vilipend

4. deflate (change) produce deflation in


SamplesThe new measures deflated the economy.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Antonymsinflate

5. deflate (change) reduce or cut back the amount or availability of, creating a decline in value or prices


SamplesDeflate the currency.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)bring down, cut, cut back, cut down, reduce, trim, trim back, trim down


Antonymsinflate

6. deflate (change) become deflated or flaccid, as by losing air


SamplesThe balloons deflated.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)decrease, diminish, fall, lessen


Antonymsinflate, blow up









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