1. deflate

verb. ['dɪˈfleɪt'] reduce or cut back the amount or availability of, creating a decline in value or prices.


  • trim down
  • cut
  • bring down
  • trim
  • cut down
  • reduce
  • cut back


  • uncut
  • switch on
  • strengthen
  • malfunction

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Rhymes with Deflate

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  • circumnavigate
  • recriminate
  • solid-state
  • silverplate
  • remunerate
  • multistate
  • intrastate
  • interrelate
  • disinflate
  • demodulate
  • translate
  • stagflate
  • reinstate
  • procreate
  • desecrate
  • conjugate
  • commutate
  • underrate
  • tri-state
  • recreate
  • postdate
  • interstate
  • conflate
  • upstate
  • telerate
  • sumgait
  • restate
  • reflate
  • prorate

How do you pronounce deflate?

Pronounce deflate as dɪˈfleɪt.

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Sentences with deflate

1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Helium-filled balloons slowly deflate after two to three hours, so cutting down on travel time is crucial.

2. Verb, base form
Drinking more water can help deflate your belly and only takes a few minutes to do.

3. Noun, singular or mass
As the person exhales, the alveoli deflate and the carbon dioxide is breathed out of the lungs.

4. Adjective
When the film fest is over, simply deflate and store in its convenient carrying bag.

Quotes about deflate

1. Hope can be imagined as a domino effect, a chain reaction, each increment making the next increase more feasible... There are moments of fear and doubt that can deflate it.
- Jerome Groopman

2. It's simple, it's not that simple; or life is simple, but the things in it are not. When a man does not understand it, he tends to inflate it. When he does, he tends to deflate it. In the end, neither images are fully accurate.
- Criss Jami, Killosophy

3. Poet and the Fool {Couplet} {Limerick} The fool does his ego inflate,much like a poet does his oeuvre overrate.But the truth of the matter is that neither shit matters;harsh reality shall both nitwits deflate.
- Beryl Dov

2. deflate

verb. ['dɪˈfleɪt'] collapse by releasing contained air or gas.


  • ascend

3. deflate

verb. ['dɪˈfleɪt'] become deflated or flaccid, as by losing air.


  • decrease
  • fall
  • lessen


  • inflate
  • thicken
  • lengthen
  • expand

4. deflate

verb. ['dɪˈfleɪt'] produce deflation in.


  • change
  • alter


  • undiluted
  • uncastrated
  • attend

5. deflate

verb. ['dɪˈfleɪt'] reduce or lessen the size or importance of.


  • vilipend
  • puncture
  • depreciate


  • erase
  • unabridged
  • unmown
  • untrimmed

6. deflate

verb. ['dɪˈfleɪt'] release contained air or gas from.


  • turn


  • start
  • stand still