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Deflate   /dɪflˈeɪt/   Listen
Deflate

verb
1.
Collapse by releasing contained air or gas.
2.
Release contained air or gas from.
3.
Reduce or lessen the size or importance of.  Synonym: puncture.
4.
Produce deflation in.
5.
Reduce or cut back the amount or availability of, creating a decline in value or prices.
6.
Become deflated or flaccid, as by losing air.






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"Deflate" Quotes from Famous Books



... the rigid type has hitherto been that in bad weather the airship cannot land. A non-rigid airship in a nasty wind can land and deflate itself at once by ripping the panel in the envelope, at no greater price than the loss of its gas, and probably some damage to its car. To land in a rigid ship is at best a ticklish business; indeed, the rigid airship is in exactly the same case ...
— The War in the Air; Vol. 1 - The Part played in the Great War by the Royal Air Force • Walter Raleigh



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