|1.||[ verb ] reduce or cut back the amount or availability of, creating a decline in value or prices|
"deflate the currency"
|Related terms:||inflate reduce deflation|
|2.||[ verb ] produce deflation in|
"The new measures deflated the economy"
|Related terms:||inflate change deflation|
|3.||[ verb ] reduce or lessen the size or importance of|
"The bad review of his work deflated his self-confidence"
|Related terms:||deprecate deflator|
|4.||[ verb ] release contained air or gas from|
"deflate the air mattress"
|Related terms:||release turn deflation|
|5.||[ verb ] collapse by releasing contained air or gas|
"deflate a balloon"
|Related terms:||collapse deflation|
|6.||[ verb ] become deflated or flaccid, as by losing air|
"The balloons deflated"
|Related terms:||inflate decrease deflation|