Origin of deflate
OTHER WORDS FROM deflatede·fla·tor, nounself-de·flat·ed, adjective
How to use deflate in a sentence
Like many other Bitcoin boosters, Okung has claimed the cryptocurrency is superior to traditional currencies because governments can’t deflate its value.NFL player ‘paid in Bitcoin’ as price nears $30,000|Jeff|December 30, 2020|Fortune
Groveling, meanwhile, only serves to deflate you while inflating the foot in your mouth.Carolyn Hax: She says it’s complicated, but his choice is pretty simple|Carolyn Hax|December 27, 2020|Washington Post
To rupture the internal logic of these toys, and to deflate the operational mandate of industrialization, requires more than just offering interoperability.Toys Are the Future of Philosophy - Issue 93: Forerunners|Jonathon Keats|December 9, 2020|Nautilus
What you want is a handbrake, where you can slowly bring down the momentum in the market so that it can deflate without exploding.Does Advertising Actually Work? (Part 2: Digital) (Ep. 441)|Stephen J. Dubner|November 26, 2020|Freakonomics
Most balloons these days are made with separate chambers—the arms, the head, the body—so that the whole balloon will not deflate should a hole appear in one part of the balloon.The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has one star that always rises to the top|Erik Olsen|November 25, 2020|Popular-Science
Papers sent reporters along the old Route 66 in search of the deflated American dream.
For the moment, the heady visions of victory after the state remap are clearly deflated.
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.”
Pride's only for use when wit breaks down—it's the train the cyclist takes when his tire's deflated.The Awkward Age|Henry James
Toryl, somewhat deflated, but by no means defeated, hastened to elucidate.Jubilation, U.S.A.|G. L. Vandenburg
When they reach Tekrit they leave the poles there, and start up-stream on foot, carrying their deflated goatskins.War in the Garden of Eden|Kermit Roosevelt
He sprang into the pen, and before Nicodemus could arrive, was back on the fence with the deflated ball.Red Dynamite|Roy J. Snell
She was sorry for him; it was worse for him to have this deflated love than for herself, who could never be properly mated.Sons and Lovers|David Herbert Lawrence