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Synonyms of deflate in English:


  • 1 he deflated one of the tyres
    let down, empty the air out of, collapse, flatten, void;
    [Antonyms] inflate, blow up
  • 2 the balloon deflated
    go down, collapse, shrink, contract, flatten
    [Antonyms] inflate, expand
  • 3 the news had deflated the old man
    subdue, humble, cow, humiliate, mortify, chasten, chagrin, dispirit, dismay, discourage, dishearten;
    informal cut down to size, knock the stuffing out of, put down
    [Antonyms] aggrandize
  • 4 the budget deflated the economy
    reduce, slow down, make less active, diminish, lessen, lower;
    devalue, depreciate, depress
    [Antonyms] inflate
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