deflated

Definitions

  • Cyclist whose tyre has become deflated
    Cyclist whose tyre has become deflated
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj deflated brought low in spirit "left us fatigued and deflated spiritually"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A kitten sitting next to a deflated ball A kitten sitting next to a deflated ball

Quotations

  • Paul Goodman
    Paul Goodman
    “Comedy deflates the sense precisely so that the underlying lubricity and malice may bubble to the surface.”

Usage

In literature:

Or with such power to ascend, I don't think much myself of the notion that it was an escaped balloon, partly deflated.
"The Book of the Damned" by Charles Fort
Toryl, somewhat deflated, but by no means defeated, hastened to elucidate.
"Jubilation, U.S.A." by G. L. Vandenburg
I hoped their version of the incident would help deflate Kramer's standing among the malcontents.
"Greylorn" by John Keith Laumer
He felt the texture of his deflated bubb.
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
As has been said, Joe deflated his lungs just before he took his dive.
"Joe Strong, the Boy Fish" by Vance Barnum
At the waist it looked like a deflated balloon.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
It deflated him to the proportions of an Adair.
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
There was a concerted stiffening of bodies, a general sigh from lungs in process of deflation.
"'Drag' Harlan" by Charles Alden Seltzer
Having deflated it, they had stowed it away in the cave and had blocked the entrance of the cave with snow.
"Panther Eye" by Roy J. Snell
She was delayed for hours, while she tried to change a casing, after a blow-out when the spare tire was deflated.
"Free Air" by Sinclair Lewis
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In poetry:

Mighty things were done at Casey's; mighty bouts anticipated
Made the Sunday church-door topic for a month ahead at least;
On the cheerless Sundays after, with misguided hope deflated,
We explained away our failures as we waited for the priest.
"St Patricks Day" by John O Brien

In news:

Brooms are required, leaving only one hand available, making the game harder as you chase the game ball, a slightly deflated volleyball.
Deflation left its mark on sales in the soft window category last year, depressing overall retail volume by roughly 2.6 percent.
Gary Shilling 's Seven Faces Of Deflation.
Despite Deflation, Sales Gained Smartly in '04.
In 2004, the bedding category saw the continuation of price deflation, a trading up of specifications at prior price points and more direct sourcing from Asia.
Picking up on a theme that has been rippling through GOP circles for two years, Republican presidential candidates are trying to use President Obama's reliance on teleprompters to deflate one of his biggest strengths — his oratorical skill.
In England there is a building made with insulation that can be inflated or deflated to adjust to outside temperatures.
The "Malcolm for Mayor" trial balloon seems to be deflating even before it takes off.
Richards, of course, is the freelance writer who unwittingly deflated the "pro-choice" movement Sunday with her cheerful account of how she decided, upon hearing she was pregnant with triplets , to dispose of one or two of them.
Chef Grant Achatz of Alinea fame has used vaporizers to trap scents in linen pillows that are set under plates to deflate and fill diners' noses with different aromas as they eat.
Actually, the news for the news industry has been deflating.
"We've seen a substantial deflation of hull values, whether it's the $50 million yacht or the $2 million yacht ," said Sean Blue, head of global watercraft at Chartis, the insurance company.
) by promising to memorize attack zingers is pretty deflating.
Japan's Abe Pledges More Spending to Curb Deflation.
Fuyu persimmons range in color from yellow to gold and resemble a deflated standard-size tomato.
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In science:

GDP deflator represents inflation in the study.
Inflation as a function of labor force change rate: cointegration test for the USA
GDP deflator and CPI represent inflation in the study.
Relationship between inflation, unemployment and labor force change rate in France: cointegration test
Measured time series in France: GDP deflator, CPI, unemployment, and labor force change rate – a); and their first differences – b).
Relationship between inflation, unemployment and labor force change rate in France: cointegration test
Measured and predicted GDP deflator - a), and their difference - b). The predicted time series is based on the measured labor force change rate and unemployment.
Relationship between inflation, unemployment and labor force change rate in France: cointegration test
Cumulative curves for measured and predicted GDP deflator.
Relationship between inflation, unemployment and labor force change rate in France: cointegration test
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