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  • verbreduce or cause to contract
  • verbhumiliate

synonyms for deflating

  • depress
  • diminish
  • exhaust
  • collapse
  • decrease
  • depreciate
  • devalue
  • empty
  • flatten
  • puncture
  • shrink
  • squash
  • void
  • disconcert
  • mortify
  • dash
  • debunk
  • humble
  • chasten
  • dispirit
  • put down
  • take down
  • cut down to size
  • kick in the teeth
  • knock down
  • let down easy
  • let wind out of sails
  • puncture balloon
  • shoot down
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antonyms for deflating

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  • increase
  • develop
  • enlarge
  • expand
  • grow
  • raise
  • blow up
  • boost
  • build up
  • inflate
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How to use deflating in a sentence

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
"This piece of orange peel," he began, addressing our CO., and rapidly deflating the while.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 150, JUNE 14, 1916VARIOUS
Anxiety seemed to be a physical thing deflating my breast and loins.
TELL ENGLANDERNEST RAYMOND
Her gas escaped to mix with air, and the air of her rent balloonette poured into her deflating gas-chambers.
THE WAR IN THE AIRHERBERT GEORGE WELLS
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WORDS RELATED TO DEFLATING

  • abbreviating
  • abbreviation
  • abridging
  • abridgment
  • compression
  • condensation
  • condensing
  • confinement
  • confining
  • constriction
  • curtailing
  • curtailment
  • cutting down
  • decrease
  • decreasing
  • deflating
  • deflation
  • diminishing
  • diminution
  • drawing together
  • dwindling
  • elision
  • evaporation
  • lessening
  • narrowing
  • omission
  • omitting
  • receding
  • recession
  • reducing
  • reduction
  • shrinkage
  • shrinking
  • tensing
  • tightening
  • withdrawal
  • withdrawing
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.