名词:deflator 动词过去式:deflated 过去分词:deflated 现在分词:deflating 第三人称单数:deflates
1 / dI5fleIt; dI`flet/ [Tn]
(a) let air or gas out of (a balloon, tyre, etc); let down 放出（气球、轮胎等）的气.
(b) (fig 比喻) make (sb, esp sb proud or too confident) feel or appear embarrassed or discouraged 使（某人, 尤指骄傲的或自负的人）尴尬, 泄气
*I felt quite deflated by your nasty remark. 你那些难听的话使我觉得无地自容.
* Nothing could deflate his ego/pomposity, ie make him less self-assured or pompous. 任何事都不能削弱他的自信心[气焰].
2 / 9di:5fleIt; di`flet/ [I, Tn] reduce the amount of money in circulation in(an economy), in order to lower prices or keep them steady 紧缩（通货）
*The Government decided to deflate. 政府决定紧缩通货. Cf 参看 inflate, reflate.
de- + inflate] [I and T]
if a tyre, balloon
etc deflates, or if you deflate it, it gets smaller because the gas inside it comes out
, let down let down [T]
to make someone feel less important or less confident She was deflated when Fen made no comment on her achievement. [T]
to show that a statement, argument etc is wrong Simkin hoped to find a way to deflate his opponent's argument. [I and T]technical
to change economic rules or conditions in a country so that prices fall or stop rising