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  • verb Present participle of deflate.

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Examples

  • 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:

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • 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:

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • 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.

    CNN Poll: Public divided on eliminating all nuclear weapons

  • 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.

    Jack Bog's Blog: September 2009 Archives

  • 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.

    End up like a 'dog that's been beat too much (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • That this witty pioneer of the blogosphere, who made her name deflating the pretentions of the insider club of thin-skinned mediawhores no longer identifies with that sentiment is a cautionary tale.

    Hullabaloo

  • He originated the non-sequitur "Banana Oil!" as a phrase deflating pomposity and posing.

    The Big Apple

  • As the co-founder of legendary graphic design studio Push Pin, he was a prime mover in deflating the pomposity of modernism and ushering in the freer, more whimsical visual styles that defined the ’60s and ’70s.

    Book Review: Seymour : Scrubbles.net

  • Hard to imagine people who claim to be Americans who can't stand the idea of deflating this monstrous federal government with a balanced budget, and perhaps entering into wars ONLY through congressional declaration.

    Behold the Coming of Rand Paul | Indecision Forever | Political Humor, 2010 Election, and Satire Blog | Comedy Central

  • Summers was terrific, acknowledging that the stimulus of February 2009 was too small, that the idea of deflating our way to recovery is insane, that de-regulation had been excessive, and that much of the economics profession missed the developing crisis because its infatuation with self-correcting markets.

    Forbes.com: News

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