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Synonyms for deflate

Synonyms for deflate

to cause to be no longer believed or valued

Synonyms for deflate

collapse by releasing contained air or gas

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release contained air or gas from

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reduce or lessen the size or importance of

produce deflation in

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reduce or cut back the amount or availability of, creating a decline in value or prices

become deflated or flaccid, as by losing air

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Then, the fibers relax or stretch as needed to limit the force imposed on the occupant, complementing the deflating action of the airbag and allowing the occupants' bodies to decelerate.
But harsh penalties are needed, we're told, because deflating the balls is an affront to the integrity of the game.
And Parker (right) insisted: "Arsenal's players would have watched the game and it's so deflating.
When asked what he thought Arsenal's players would make of seeing Bale's killer goal fly in, Parker said: "It's deflating isn't it?
There was a deflating 55-7 loss in Week 3 to Chaffey of Rancho Cucamonga.
Irish's site suggests that a few egos in technology markets have been inflated too, and, with frequent voice-overs parroting yesteryear's optimistic predictions regarding the Web-based market, this project should gratify any visitors who still have it in them to snicker at the rapidly deflating bubble economy.
When enough pressure eventually causes the seals to break, fluids gradually escape into surrounding rock, deflating the caldera and pushing the land back down.
New studies, however, are deflating this story of the West's rising fortunes by showing that much of the landscape has actually lost elevation in the recent geologic past.
In general, deflating the gross national product values for inflation provides a more useful measure of economic growth because nearly all analyses of the U.
The complaint alleges that MCI Worldcom's denials in this regard had the effect of deflating the value of SkyTel securities, thereby lowering the price that MCI WorldCom would have to pay to acquire SkyTel.
For a movie modeled on American B-movie thrillers, that lack of tension proves deflating.
The decorative arts are noticed more widely now and then in fine-art circles, effectively deflating categorical hierarchies of media and genres--having been brought into the museum context to widen the scope of modernism so that it might be thought more as a history of making.