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  • v. Present participle of deflate.


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  • 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:

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  • 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

  • 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.


  • 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 :

  • 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. News

  • The full brunt of the credit collapse may be behind us, but please, the other two shocks, namely deflating labour markets and deflating home prices, are very much still front and centre.


  • When they discovered the iPhone 4 only runs on the 2.4 band, "it was kind of deflating," says Arthur Brant, ACU's director, networking services.

    iPhone 4 Wi-Fi proves a challenge for university


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