Verb(1) collapse by releasing contained air or gas(2) release contained air or gas from(3) reduce or lessen the size or importance of(4) produce deflation in(5) reduce or cut back the amount or availability of, creating a decline in value or prices(6) become deflated or flaccid, as by losing air
(1) He's a confident character; nothing seems to deflate him.(2) Getting where they're coming from will probably deflate your anger, so you'll have a better chance of expressing yourself in a way that lets them truly hear you.(3) Shapiro and colleagues present a case illustrating this problem and provide a review of the literature about managing retained Foley catheters caused by balloons that will not deflate .(4) As the bouncy castle's palm tree began to deflate , the crowds returned to their offices with a faint whiff of mint lingering in the air.(5) This design actually had advantages over later designs, as it would take more than one puncture to deflate the whole tyre.(6) In return for a bail-out of the currency, it would deflate the economy, impose a statutory incomes policy, and maintain a military presence East of Suez.(7) The farmer, a prominent opposition supporter, fled his Marondera homestead when youths attacked his car with clubs and iron bars and tried to deflate the tyres on Friday.(8) Well, could inflation soon deflate the economy?(9) The instructor pulled out the heat-escape panel at the top of the balloon to deflate it.(10) It is clear that the propensity of an economy to deflate is in direct proportion to the degree of protectionism it historically maintained.(11) Mr Geraghty argues that pay cuts will only deflate the economy further at a time when it needs an increase in consumer spending power to give it a further boost.(12) Somehow, hearing the understanding in his voice seemed to deflate her.(13) Armed officers, who were lying in wait for the would-be raiders, disabled their van using Hatton rounds - bullets designed to deflate tyres with minimum damage.(14) It's odd that that should deflate me the way it does.(15) The fury of the wind and water caused his shirt to billow - to inflate and deflate like a balloon.(16) Over time implants rupture or deflate , requiring additional surgeries.
2. go down ::
3. subdue ::
4. reduce ::
5. puncture ::
deflate, deflated, deflates, deflating
English to Afrikaans Dictionary: deflate
Meaning and definitions of deflate, translation in Afrikaans language for deflate with similar and opposite words. Also find spoken pronunciation of deflate in Afrikaans and in English language.
Tags for the entry "deflate"
What deflate means in Afrikaans, deflate meaning in Afrikaans, deflate definition, examples and pronunciation of deflate in Afrikaans language.