verb (used with object), de·flat·ed, de·flat·ing.
verb (used without object), de·flat·ed, de·flat·ing.
Origin of deflate
Related formsde·fla·tor, nounself-de·flat·ed, adjective
Examples from the Web for deflating
The Germans were forced into a pocket, the shape of a deflating balloon.
Sales would skyrocket with legalization, but prices would plummet, deflating the overall market value.Why Legalizing Marijuana on Election Day Might Not Be a Good Idea|Tony Doukopil|October 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Instead, the deflating moment came when 36–1 long shot Birdstone chased down the frontrunning Smarty Jones on the home stretch.Scratching I’ll Have Another Lifts a Cloud of Suspicion off the Triple Crown|Dan Packel|June 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But talk of millions and billions is deflating to voters who gave small amounts to their favorite candidates.
He may not inspire warmth or elation; in fact, the sight and sound of him is vaguely depressing, and deflating.
The best filled paunches cannot resist them; deflating little by little, they make the heaviest light.The Legend of Ulenspiegel, Vol. II (of 2)|Charles de Coster
Her gas escaped to mix with air, and the air of her rent balloonette poured into her deflating gas-chambers.The War in the Air|Herbert George Wells