HyperDic: deflate

English > 6 senses of the word deflate:
VERBcontactdeflatecollapse by releasing contained air or gas
contactdeflaterelease contained air or gas from
communicationdeflate, puncturereduce or lessen the size or importance of
changedeflateproduce deflation in
changedeflatereduce or cut back the amount or availability of, creating a decline in value or prices
changedeflatebecome deflated or flaccid, as by losing air
deflate > pronunciation
Soundsdihfley't
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > deflate: 6 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningCollapse by releasing contained air or gas.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"deflate a balloon"
BroadercollapseFold or close up
Nounsdeflationthe act of letting the air out of something
English > deflate: 6 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningRelease contained air or gas from.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"deflate the air mattress"
Broaderturn, releaseLet (something) fall or spill from a container
Nounsdeflationthe act of letting the air out of something
English > deflate: 6 senses > verb 3, communication
MeaningReduce or lessen the size or importance of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The bad review of his work deflated his self-confidence"
Synonympuncture
Broaderdeprecate, depreciate, vilipendbelittle
Nounsdeflatora statistical factor designed to remove the effect of inflation
English > deflate: 6 senses > verb 4, change
Meaningproduce deflation in.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"The new measures deflated the economy"
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
OppositeinflateCause prices to rise by increasing the available currency or credit
Spanishdesinflar
Nounsdeflationa contraction of economic activity resulting in a decline of prices / prices
English > deflate: 6 senses > verb 5, change
MeaningReduce or cut back the amount or availability of, creating a decline in value or prices.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s somebody
Example"deflate the currency"
Broaderreduce, cut down, cut back, trim, trim down, trim back, cut, bring downcut down on
Oppositeinflateincrease the amount or availability of, creating a rise in value
Nounsdeflationa contraction of economic activity resulting in a decline of prices / prices
English > deflate: 6 senses > verb 6, change
MeaningBecome deflated or flaccid, as by losing air.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"The balloons deflated"
Broaderdecrease, diminish, lessen, falldecrease in size, extent, or range
Oppositeinflate, blow upFill with gas or air
Spanishdeshincharse, deshinchar, desinflarse, desinflar
Catalandesinflar-se, desinflar
Nounsdeflationthe act of letting the air out of something

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