Translation of deflate in Spanish:

deflate

desinflar, v.

Pronunciation /dəˈfleɪt//dɪˈfleɪt/

transitive verb

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    • 1.1

      (tire/balloon) desinflar
      • Three of the nursing director's car tyres were also deflated at the weekend and a wing mirror was broken off another staff member's car.
      • Mr Fournier will spend around three hours ascending in an enclosed lightweight gondola before deflating the balloon and parachuting back to earth in six minutes and 25 seconds.
      • This design actually had advantages over later designs, as it would take more than one puncture to deflate the whole tyre.
      • The front tyre was deflated and the wheel was buckled and pushed back.
      • The rear passenger tyre was deflated, which might have been caused by the accident.
      • The balloon is then deflated and removed, and the artery remains open.
      • When the talks broke down the angry workers barricaded senior management in their offices, deflated their car tyres and disconnected water to the city.
      • Just before we land, he pulls the rip cord, which opens the top of the balloon and deflates it behind us.
      • That was his worst result for two years, but the 42 points Ambrose grabbed when he deflated his rear tyres and drove out of the bog could end up being crucial at season's end.
      • After treatment is completed, the balloon is deflated and the catheter is withdrawn and discarded.
      • Residents ran forth to meet the balloon, as the occupants deflated the balloon and descended from it.
      • The instructor pulled out the heat-escape panel at the top of the balloon to deflate it.
      • Armed officers, who were lying in wait for the would-be raiders, disabled their van using Hatton rounds - bullets designed to deflate tyres with minimum damage.
      • They are investigating the theory that the murderer may have deliberately deflated the tyre so that the mechanic would have to stay alone to fix it, giving the killer the chance to strike after everyone else had gone home.
      • After using the stinger to deflate all four tyres, we arrested one male in the car but the other two ran away.
      • Despite all four tyres being deflated, Marx continued until his car slid off the road.
      • Stranded in the paddy field mud of the Winton track, Ambrose amazed fans by deflating his rear tyres to drive himself out of the bog and back into the race - but only after missing some 20 laps of the race.
      • It took police one and a half hours to extract the lorry by deflating its tyres.
      • The farmer, a prominent opposition supporter, fled his Marondera homestead when youths attacked his car with clubs and iron bars and tried to deflate the tyres on Friday.
      • The protesters deflated tyres of company buses at Devaiah Park, Rajajinagar and other parts of the City.

    • 1.2(humble)

      to deflate sb / sb's ego bajarle los humos a algn informal

    • 1.3(depress)

      deprimir
      I felt deflated me sentí por los suelos
      • the news deflated my spirits la noticia me deprimió / me abatió
      • Each learned in her own way how to confront her husband about his shortcomings, limitations, or failures without compounding them or deflating him.
      • He's a confident character; nothing seems to deflate him.
      • Deanna's calmness had completely deflated me by now.
      • ‘When Derby County pipped us to the title one year, we were so deflated,’ he recalls.
      • Michael was deflated when he saw the ashamed look on his father's face.
      • But the futility of such a debate deflates me before I start.
      • It completely deflated the woman, who went to trim her magnolias.
      • It's odd that that should deflate me the way it does.
      • I was deflated a bit and things suddenly seemed really awkward.
      • Somehow, hearing the understanding in his voice seemed to deflate her.
      • Her unexpected acquiescence completely deflated him.
      • It was a stunning loss because one moment it seemed as if we had it won - then, bang, we were deflated.
      • A great shot, magnificently saved, which deflated the English crowd.
      • When you are being a flaming jerk and your friend, who knows this, gives you ‘the look,’ it deflates you just a little bit.
      • She was deflated when the person on the other line told her that Kiefer was not in.
      • It was a nice gesture - because after the Lord's Test we were too deflated to do the same.
      • He was totally deflated by this remark and conceded defeat.

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    Economics
    (currency/economy) deflactar
    • In return for a bail-out of the currency, it would deflate the economy, impose a statutory incomes policy, and maintain a military presence East of Suez.
    • Mr Geraghty argues that pay cuts will only deflate the economy further at a time when it needs an increase in consumer spending power to give it a further boost.
    • Well, could inflation soon deflate the economy?
    • After Wall Street crashed in 1929, prices in general deflated.
    • It is clear that the propensity of an economy to deflate is in direct proportion to the degree of protectionism it historically maintained.

intransitive verb

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    (balloon/tire) desinflarse
    (balloon/tire) deshincharse Spain