Translation of deflate in Spanish:

deflate

Pronunciation: /dɪˈfleɪt/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 [balloon/tire] desinflar
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    • 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.
    • Stranded in the paddy field mud of the Winton track, Ambrose amazed fans by deflating his rear tyres to drive himself out of the bog and back into the race - but only after missing some 20 laps of the race.
    • It took police one and a half hours to extract the lorry by deflating its tyres.
    1.2 (humble) to deflate sb o sb's ego bajarle los humos a algn 1.3 (depress) deprimir I felt deflated me sentí por los suelos the news deflated my spirits la noticia me deprimió or me abatió
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    • He was totally deflated by this remark and conceded defeat.
    • I was deflated a bit and things suddenly seemed really awkward.
    • He's a confident character; nothing seems to deflate him.
  • 2 [Economics/Economía] [economy/currency] deflactar
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    • Well, could inflation soon deflate the economy?
    • 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.
    • 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.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • [balloon/tire] desinflarse, deshincharse (Spain/España)
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    • The AAIB report says the balloon deflated over the wires.
    • And as if by magic, all the balloons immediately drooped, deflated.
    • The balloon deflated over the wires resulting in a short circuit to the electricity supply.

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