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Present participle for reduce or cause to contract
“Armed officers, who were lying in wait for the would-be raiders, disabled their van using Hatton rounds - bullets designed to deflate tyres with minimum damage.”
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Present participle for to take away the self-esteem or conceit from
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“Somehow, hearing the understanding in his voice seemed to deflate her.”
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Present participle for be emptied of air or gas
“The fury of the wind and water caused his shirt to billow - to inflate and deflate like a balloon.”
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Present participle for to reduce the amount of available currency or credit and thus lower prices
“Well, could inflation soon deflate the economy?”
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Present participle for to regard or represent as being of little worth
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Present participle for to disprove a statement, theory or belief
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Present participle for to pierce and make a hole or holes in
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(slang) Present participle for to put a damper on
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Serialising or serializing
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Present participle for to lower in length or size
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Present participle for to browbeat or reprimand someone harshly, usually in front of other people
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Present participle for weaken
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Present participle for to inhibit or slow down
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Present participle for to subject to contemptuous and dismissive language or behavior
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Present participle for deflate someone's idea, feelings
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Present participle for to cause a sudden collapse of (mood or feeling)
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Present participle for to diminish the confidence or courage of
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Present participle for draw or push out
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Tending to derogate, or lessen in value of someone
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Liable to humiliate, degrade, shame or embarrass someone
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Serialisation or serialization
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The process of becoming smaller
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