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deflate

(file 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.
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A motorist, Mr Joseph Maina, was left stranded at Rironi for hours starting at 8am when the demonstrators, chanting anti-Ngilu slogans, descended on his car, and deflated all the tyres.
Once deflated the DriveGuard tyre rests on the thicker sidewalls and the heat build up from driving is dissipated by cooling fins which carry it away as it rotates.
In addition to bringing out America's inner 14-year-old, the case of the deflated footballs has demonstrated once again how crazy we are when it comes to football.
Organizers said that the duck had been deflated on Tuesday evening as part of scheduled maintenance work and that it would be towed to a shipyard on Wednesday for thorough checking.
In comparing the counts-based approach and the deflated-balances approach, we would argue that it is more plausible that the quantity of bank services is proportional to the number of loans and deposit transactions than to the deflated balance of loans and deposit accounts.
If you have an extra tarp you may also want to cover the deflated inflatable.
Our general approach can be used to define deflated versions of any Krylov space solver.
A 22-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man were arrested by officers at Pensarn near Abergele after the vehicle was stopped when a stinger device deflated all its tyres.
We got back into the game after their first goal deflated us but we were still celebrating when they scored again and we must learn from that.
The gifts still leave each child with a minority interest in Deflated Inc.
So it would be easy to see an allegory in "The Inflated Deflated," for which British artist Jonathan Monk took a pin to this pumped-up, mirror-finish homage to the 1980s, reproducing it in a set of flaccid simulacra.