Antonyms of verb inflate

3 of 5 senses of inflate

Sense 2
inflate, blow up -- (fill with gas or air; "inflate a balloons")
       Antonym of deflate (Sense 6)
      => deflate -- (become deflated or flaccid, as by losing air; "The balloons deflated")

Sense 3
inflate -- (cause prices to rise by increasing the available currency or credit; "The war inflated the economy")
       Antonym of deflate (Sense 4)
      => deflate -- (produce deflation in; "The new measures deflated the economy")

Sense 4
inflate -- (increase the amount or availability of, creating a rise in value; "inflate the currency")
       Antonym of deflate (Sense 5)
      => deflate -- (reduce or cut back the amount or availability of, creating a decline in value or prices; "deflate the currency")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb inflate

5 senses of inflate

Sense 1
inflate, blow up, expand, amplify -- (exaggerate or make bigger; "The charges were inflated")
       => increase -- (make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted")

Sense 2
inflate, blow up -- (fill with gas or air; "inflate a balloons")
       => expand -- (make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity; "expand the house by adding another wing")

Sense 3
inflate -- (cause prices to rise by increasing the available currency or credit; "The war inflated the economy")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 4
inflate -- (increase the amount or availability of, creating a rise in value; "inflate the currency")
       => reduce, cut down, cut back, trim, trim down, trim back, cut, bring down -- (cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits")

Sense 5
balloon, inflate, billow -- (become inflated; "The sails ballooned")
       => expand -- (become larger in size or volume or quantity; "his business expanded rapidly")

Antonyms of adj inflated

2 senses of inflated

Sense 1
hyperbolic, inflated -- (enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness; "a hyperbolic style")

INDIRECT (VIA increased) -> decreased, reduced -- (made less in size or amount or degree)

Sense 2
high-flown, high-sounding, inflated -- (pretentious (especially with regard to language or ideals); "high-flown talk of preserving the moral tone of the school"; "a high-sounding dissertation on the means to attain social revolution")

INDIRECT (VIA pretentious) -> unpretentious -- (lacking pretension or affectation; "an unpretentious country church"; "her quiet unpretentious demeanor")

Similarity of adj inflated

2 senses of inflated

Sense 1
hyperbolic, inflated -- (enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness; "a hyperbolic style")
       => increased (vs. decreased) -- (made greater in size or amount or degree)

Sense 2
high-flown, high-sounding, inflated -- (pretentious (especially with regard to language or ideals); "high-flown talk of preserving the moral tone of the school"; "a high-sounding dissertation on the means to attain social revolution")
       => pretentious (vs. unpretentious) -- (making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction; "a pretentious country house"; "a pretentious fraud"; "a pretentious scholarly edition")

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