Focus on the pronunciation of deflate
English definition of “deflate”
/dɪˈfleɪt/ v [I/T]
› to allow air or gas to escape from within a container: [T] When the roads are icy, you may have to deflate your tires a bit. › fig. Someone or something that is deflated suddenly feels or is considered less important: [T] The allegations deflate the respect people have for the presidency.