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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of deflate.

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  • adj. brought low in spirit.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. brought low in spirit


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  • Meanwhile, people try to avoid borrowing when they know they have to repay loans in deflated dollars. —

    The Sunday Word: Obama Raises Jobs Target - The Caucus Blog -

  • And the Nuggets, deflated from a loss at Utah 24 hours earlier, didn't. - Basketball - New Jersey vs. Denver

  • His last bleak phrase deflated any reciprocal anger I might have summoned.

    The Moor

  • Obama, who earlier was described as deflated by the sudden turn that has seen his popularity drop, called for a bipartisan approach to this and other contentious bills.

    The Guardian World News

  • '' To get down there and have that opportunity and not come away with any points, that was tough and it kind of deflated us after that. ''

  • ` ` We were pretty solid defensively, but when we missed those easy ones, it kind of deflated us a little bit, '' coach Randy Wittman said.

  • He then projected those 'deflated' figures to claim that the annual inflation rate was 8.4% instead of 20% !


  • '' We had that letdown, we didn't get that (second-half) field goal and it kind of deflated us, '' said Kitna, who took over for Palmer and spent most of his time scrambling. - Scores

  • I guess after they scored the third goal, that kind of deflated everybody.

    NHL - National Hockey League - Tampa Bay vs. Florida

  • At the 10th anniversary of the Web, we at "On" magazine decided to take a look at the way it's effected people's lives and we sought out some, you know, interesting and unusual stories that show even though the Internet, you know, stock market is kind of deflated, this is still an incredibly powerful medium.

    CNN Transcript Aug 26, 2001


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