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Definition of "deflating" [deflating]

  • Present participle of deflate. (verb)

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Use "deflating" in a sentence
  • "So I'm not sure what's going on here, but the use of the word "deflating" in the first paragraph should probably be a signal that I'm about to get washed away in a tsunami of boob puns:"
  • "What makes it even more deflating is that my original instinct -- Houston -- was correct, but I allowed some of my trusted advisors (you know who you are) to talk me out of that one and let me think that Carolina was a better play."
  • "Democratic President Obama's new Start Treaty agreement is a marked step in deflating those fears and deflating the tremendous risk a growing and constantly upgraded Nuclear Weapons program poses to all humanity on Earth."