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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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Antonyms

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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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.
THE ORGANIZERS OF THIS YEAR'S Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria, which takes place the first week of this month, seem untroubled by the deflating dot-com bubble; indeed, they are embracing what might be a "transitional" period for new media.
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.
Bridgestone officials will demonstrate the company's runflat technology by deflating a tire on a Callaway Corvette and driving it on the streets of Detroit.
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.