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verb deflate pronunciation in British English /diːˈfleɪt/ 
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present tense
present participledeflating
past tensedeflated
past participledeflated
  1. 1
    [transitive] to make someone feel less confident or important

    Peter's comments completely deflated the boy's confidence.

  2. 4
    [transitive] to show that something is not true

    a comment intended to deflate rumours that the President is ill


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