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deaden

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verb dead·en \ˈde-dən\

Simple Definition of deaden

  • : to make (something) weaker or less noticeable

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of deaden

deadeneddeadening play \ˈded-niŋ, ˈde-dən-iŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to impair in vigor or sensation :  blunt <deadened his enthusiasm> <deadened the pain>

  3. 2 a :  to deprive of brilliance b :  to make vapid or spiritless <oxygen deadens wine> c :  to make (as a wall) impervious to sound

  4. 3 :  to deprive of life :  kill

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to become dead :  lose life or vigor

deadener play \ˈded-nər, -dən-ər\ noun
deadeningly play \-niŋ-lē, -dən-iŋ-\ adverb

Examples of deaden in a sentence

  1. He took aspirin to deaden the pain.

  2. The new insulation will help to deaden the noise from the street outside.



1613

First Known Use of deaden

1613

Rhymes with deaden


DEADEN Defined for Kids

deaden

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verb dead·en \ˈde-dən\

Definition of deaden for Students

deadeneddeadening

  1. :  to take away some of the force of :  make less <Medicine will deaden the pain.>





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