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deflation

noun [U] (MAKING SMALLER/WEAKER)    /dɪˈfleɪ.ʃən/
the action of making something smaller by removing the air from inside it; the fact of becoming smaller in this way : The rate of deflation of the balloon depends on the kind of material from which it is made. the situation in which something becomes weaker , or something or someone becomes less confident than before: a feeling of deflation after the party Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong
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