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verb deflate pronunciation in American English /dɪˈfleɪt/
Word Forms
present tense
present participledeflating
past tensedeflated
past participledeflated
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  1. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] if a tire or balloon deflates, or if you deflate it, air comes out of it
  2. 4
    [transitive] to show that something is not true

    a comment intended to deflate rumors that the President is ill

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another way of saying congratulations, or that something/someone looks nice or fascinating

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