deflate - definition and synonyms

verb 

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/diːˈfleɪt/
present tense
I/you/we/theydeflate
he/she/itdeflates
present participledeflating
past tensedeflated
past participledeflated
  1. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] if a tyre 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 rumours that the President is ill