deflate

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deflate (third-person singular simple present deflates, present participle deflating, simple past and past participle deflated)

  1. (transitive) To cause an object to decrease or become smaller in some parameter, e.g. to shrink
  2. (transitive, economics) To reduce the amount of available currency or credit and thus lower prices.
  3. (intransitive) To become deflated.
  4. (transitive) To let down or disappoint.
  5. (transitive, computing) To compress (data) according to a particular algorithm.

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