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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·flate /dɪˈflet, ˌdi-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: collapse by releasing contained air or gas; "deflate a
      2: release contained air or gas from; "deflate the air
      3: reduce or lessen the size or importance of; "The bad review
         of his work deflated his self-confidence" [syn: puncture]
      4: produce deflation in; "The new measures deflated the
         economy" [ant: inflate]
      5: reduce or cut back the amount or availability of, creating a
         decline in value or prices; "deflate the currency" [ant: inflate]
      6: become deflated or flaccid, as by losing air; "The balloons
         deflated" [ant: inflate]