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deflate

US [dɪˈfleɪt]
UK [diːˈfleɪt]
  • v.放掉(轮胎、气球等的)气;(使)瘪下来;使泄气;挫败…的锐气
  • Web放气;紧缩;缩小
Simple Present:deflates  Present Participle:deflating  Past Tense:deflated  
deflate
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v.
1.
[t][i]
~ (sth)
放掉(轮胎、气球等的)气;(使)瘪下来to let air or gas out of a tyre, balloon , etc.; to become smaller because of air or gas coming out
2.
[t][oftpass]
~ sb/sth
使泄气;挫败…的锐气to make sb feel less confident; to make sb/sth feel or seem less important
All the criticism had left her feeling totally deflated.
所有这些批评使她彻底失去了信心。
3.
[t]
~ sth
紧缩(通货)to reduce the amount of money being used in a country so that prices fall or stay steady

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