verb (used with object), de·flat·ed, de·flat·ing.
verb (used without object), de·flat·ed, de·flat·ing.
Origin of deflate
Examples from the Web for deflated
Papers sent reporters along the old Route 66 in search of the deflated American dream.
Gore stood up to challenge Bush in this 2000 debate, but got flummoxed and deflated by a simple nod.Presidential Debate Wins and Fails: Reagan, Gore, Bush & More (VIDEO)|The Daily Beast|October 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But if Strauss-Kahn's case is dismissed, or deflated to a misdemeanor, the question will be how thick that line is, in fact.
And numbed out, having escaped death on 9/11, notes the World Trade Center “towers collapsing like a deflated carnival castle.”
This was never a bubble that was going to pop, it was a balloon that has now deflated.
After two more short flights she was deflated at the end of August, and the career of the Nulli Secundus was ended.The War in the Air; Vol. 1|Walter Raleigh.
They lay flat and deflated, but laid out in one assembly beside a starveling twisted bush.The Invaders|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
He lay sprawled in the ash, a pitifully small limp bundle in a deflated suit.First on the Moon|Jeff Sutton
They deflated and folded their safety suits and added the bundles to the other equipment on their backs.Operation Lorelie|William P. Salton
While Jim Tracy had been speaking Joe had deflated his lungs, and now he took a full, long and deep breath.Joe Strong, the Boy Fish|Vance Barnum
British Dictionary definitions for deflated
Word Origin for deflate
Word Origin and History for deflated
1891, in reference to balloons, coinage based on inflate. Latin deflare meant "to blow away," but in the modern word the prefix is taken in the sense of "down." Related: Deflated; deflating.