(Latin: from, away from, off; down; wholly, entirely, utterly, complete; reverse the action of, undo; the negation or reversal of the notion expressed in the primary or root word)

deflagrator (s) (noun), deflagrators (pl)
A voltaic , or an electronic device, for producing ignition, particularly those of metallic substances: A deflagrator burns away, or causes a substance to burn away, with a sudden flame and a rapid, sharp combustion.
deflate (verb), deflates; deflated; deflating
1. To let out air or gas from an inflatable object with the result that it shrinks or collapses, or to lose air or gas.
2. To destroy somebody's confidence or to make someone less self-assured or conceited.
3. To show that a theory or argument is wrong.
4. To bring about deflation in the economy or the money supply.
5. Etymology: a reference to balloons, coinage based on inflate; from Latin deflare, meaning "to blow away", but in the modern word the prefix is presented in the sense of "down."
deflation (s) (nouns), deflations (pl)
1. The release, or escape, of air or gas from something, resulting in its shrinking or collapsing.
2. A sudden loss of confidence, self-assurance, or conceit.
3. A persistent decrease in the level of consumer prices or a persistent increase in the purchasing power of money because of a reduction in available currency and credit.
2. The erosion of soil by the wind.

Deflation, an economic inconvenience or a serious problem

Economic deflation refers to a decline in general price levels, often caused by a reduction in the supply of money or credit.

Deflation can also be brought about by direct contractions in spending, either in the form of a reduction in government spending, personal spending, or investment spending.

Deflation has often had the side effect of increasing unemployment in an economy, since the process often leads to a lower level of demand by people for products in the various economic areas.

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deflation lake (s) (noun), deflations lakes (pl)
A lake in a basin that was formed primarily by wind erosion; especially, in arid or semiarid regions.
deflationary (adjective) (non comparable)
1. Undergoing, or creating, a lower level of general economic activity.
2. Serving to reduce or to destroy someone else's self-assurance or confidence.
deflect (verb), deflects; deflected; deflecting
1. To change course because of hitting something, or change something's course by coming into contact with it.
2. To turn aside or cause to turn aside; to bend or to deviate.
3. To direct people's attention or criticism away from a subject or issue to something else.
4. To force someone to change what he or she is doing or planning to do.
deflection (s) (noun), deflections (pl)
1. A change of course that results from hitting someone or something.
2. The amount or distance by which something is deflected.
3. The act of directing people's attention or criticism away from something.
4. A definite movement of the indicator on a measuring instrument.
5. Engineering the movement of a structure or a part of a structure when it is bearing a load.
6. The act or state of deflecting or the state of being deflected; amount of deviation.
7. The deviation of the indicator of an instrument from the position taken as zero.
8. The angle formed by the line of sight to the target and the line of sight to the point at which a weapon is aimed so as to strike the target.
9. Electronics: In a cathode-ray tube; the bending by a magnetic field of the beam of electrons leaving the electron gun.
1. Literally, a plucking or picking of flowers.
2. A selection of a flower or something which is very valuable.
With flowers withered or fallen.
To begin to lose its flowers, to fade.
Beginning to lose flowers, to fade.
Taking away the presence of or the beauty of a flower or flowers.