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deflate

verb [I/T]  /dɪˈfleɪt/ us  
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.
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