Translation of desinflar in English:

desinflar

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (desinflarse)

  • 2 [familiar/colloquial] [persona] se desinfló a la primera pregunta the first question knocked the stuffing out of him [familiar/colloquial] se fueron desinflando al ver que no marcaban ni un punto they became more and more discouraged o/or disheartened as they failed to score a single point empezaron bien pero luego se desinflaron they started out very well but then they ran out of steam

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.