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English definition of “deflate”

deflate

verb (WEAKEN)    /dɪˈfleɪt/
[T often passive] to cause something to become weaker : The party's ambitions have been rather deflated by the two recent by-election defeats .Becoming and making less strong [T often passive] to make someone lose confidence or feel less important : They were totally deflated by losing the match .Humiliating and degrading
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