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Discouraged with the apartment indeed (8)


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'discouraged' is the definition.
Both the answer and definition are adjectives. Maybe they are linked in a way I don't understand?

'with the apartment indeed' is the wordplay.
'with' is an insertion indicator.
'the apartment' becomes 'flat' (synonyms).
'indeed' becomes 'deed' (I can't justify this - if you can you should believe this answer much more).
'flat' placed inside 'deed' is 'DEFLATED'.

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(Other definitions for deflated that I've seen before include "Let out air or gas from" , "Lost self-esteem - or gas?" , "Collapsed by releasing air" , "Depressed like punctured balloon" , "Collapsed due to release of gas" .)

I've seen this clue in the Sydney Morning Herald.
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