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Deflate   Listen
deflate  v. t.  To reduce from an inflated condition; used literally and metaphorically; as, to deflate a tire; to deflate expectations.

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"Deflate" Quotes from Famous Books

... &c. (restrain) 751; render averse &c. 603; repel; turn aside &c. (deviation) 279; wean from; act as a drag &c. (hinder) 706; throw cold water on, damp, cool, chill, blunt, calm, quiet, quench; deprecate &c. 766. disenchant, ,disillusion, deflate, take down a peg, pop one's balloon, prick one's balloon, burst one's bubble; disabuse (correction) 527a. Adj. dissuading &c. v.; dissuasive; dehortatory[obs3], expostulatory[obs3]; monitive|, monitory. dissuaded ...
— Roget's Thesaurus

Words linked to "Deflate" :   trim down, deprecate, modify, cut back, decrease, deflator, change, depreciate, vilipend, alter, trim, turn, bring down, puncture, collapse

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