deflate

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deflate /dɪˈfleɪt/ verb
deflates; deflated; deflating
deflate
/dɪˈfleɪt/
verb
deflates; deflated; deflating
Learner's definition of DEFLATE
[+ object] : to release air or gas from (something, such as a tire or balloon) and make it smaller
[no object] : to lose air or gas from inside opposite inflate
[+ object]
: to make (someone) lose confidence or pride
: to show that (something) is not important or true
[+ object] : to cause (prices, costs, etc.) to decrease : to cause (something, such as money or real estate) to lose value
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