browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
deflate

more about deflate

deflate


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deflate  \De*flate"\,  v.  t.  [Pref.  de-  down  +  L.  flare,  flatus  to 
  blow.] 
  To  reduce  from  an  inflated  condition. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deflate 
  v  1:  collapse  by  releasing  contained  air  or  gas;  "deflate  a 
  balloon" 
  2:  release  contained  air  or  gas  from  "deflate  the  air 
  mattress" 
  3:  reduce  or  lessen  the  size  or  importance  of  "The  bad  review 
  of  his  work  deflated  his  self-confidence"  [syn:  {puncture}] 
  4:  produce  deflation  in  "The  new  measures  deflated  the 
  economy"  [ant:  {inflate}] 
  5:  reduce  or  cut  back  the  amount  or  availability  of  creating  a 
  decline  in  value  or  prices;  "deflate  the  currency"  [ant:  {inflate}] 
  6:  become  deflated  or  flaccid,  as  by  losing  air;  "The  balloons 
  deflated"  [ant:  {inflate}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  deflate 
 
  format,  compression>  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}. 
 
  (1997-06-21) 
 
 




more about deflate