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Meaning of DEFLATE

Pronunciation:  di'fleyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  become deflated or flaccid, as by losing air; "The balloons deflated"
  2. [v]  reduce or cut back the amount or availability of, creating a decline in value or prices; "deflate the currency"
  3. [v]  produce deflation in; "The new measures deflated the economy"
  4. [v]  reduce or lessen the size or importance of; "The bad review of his work deflated his self-confidence"
  5. [v]  release contained air or gas from; "deflate the air mattress"
  6. [v]  collapse by releasing contained air or gas; "deflate a balloon"

DEFLATE is a 7 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: puncture
 Antonyms: blow up, inflate
 See Also: alter, bring down, change, collapse, cut, cut back, cut down, decrease, deprecate, depreciate, diminish, fall, lessen, reduce, release, trim, trim back, trim down, turn



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\De*flate"\, v. t. [Pref. de- down + L. flare, flatus to
To reduce from an inflated condition.

Computing Dictionary

A compression standard derived from lz77; it is reportedly used in zip, gzip, pkzip, and png, among others.

Unlike lzw, deflate compression does not use patented compression algorithms.

Used as a verb to mean to compress (not decompress!) a file which has been compressed using deflate compression. The opposite, inflate, means to decompress data which has been deflated.

Deflate is described in rfc 1951.

Thesaurus Terms
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