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deflated

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  • v  collapse by releasing contained air or gas
  • v  release contained air or gas from
  • v  reduce or lessen the size or importance of
    The bad review of his work deflated his self-confidence
  • v  produce deflation in
    The new measures deflated the economy
  • v  reduce or cut back the amount or availability of, creating a decline in value or prices
  • v  become deflated or flaccid, as by losing air
    The balloons deflated
  • s  brought low in spirit
    left us fatigued and deflated spiritually

  • To delve deeper, let's examine why gas prices have deflated so much: natural gas prices and oil prices are no longer bedfellows in our present economy.
  • There stands a man with slumped shoulders, his once merry cheeks deflated.
  • Housing prices have deflated with a deafening groan.
News & Articles

  • SKorea: Talks with North scrapped over negotiators
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Koreas' first high-level talks in years were scrapped a day before they were to begin Wednesday because the sides didn't agree on the delegation leaders, South Korea said. The cancellation deflated tentative hopes that the rivals would improve ties following years of rising hostility.
    June 12, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • Sparring Koreas can’t get to table - Wed, 12 Jun 2013 PST
    SEOUL, South Korea – The Koreas’ first high-level talks in years were scrapped a day before they were to begin today because the sides didn’t agree on the delegation leaders, South Korea said. The cancellation deflated tentative hopes that the rivals would improve ties following years of rising hostility. North Korea said it wasn’t sending its officials to Seoul for the two-day meeting because ...
    June 12, 2013 - The Spokesman-Review
  • Carpenters union makes peace with U.S. Open
    ]HAVERFORD — Six days after union carpenters plopped two 10-foot tall rats near the grounds of the Merion Golf Club to protest a change in its work order for the upcoming U.S. Open, the two sides have reached an agreement and the inflatable rodents have been deflated.
    June 12, 2013 - Main Line Times
Quotes

  • John Toshack in Scotsman
    Wales manager John Toshack, who takes his men to Russia on Wednesday, said: "We dominated the match and heads could easily have dropped after the penalty was missed. They were bouncing and our lot were deflated. But we kept going, refused to let it...
  • Jim Doyle in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
    It will be a long time before I watch one again,Doyle said. "It was totally outrageous and for a total Seinfeld fan, I'm deflated by it. I'm not going to watch a show with a guy who's so openly racist. I'm not celebrating Festivus this...
  • Nancy Keenan in WNYT
    Nancy Keenan, head of NARAL Pro-Choice America, said the measures were "far out of the mainstream" and were being pushed in part to re-energize "depressed and deflated" conservative voters.

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