Simple Definition of deaden
: to make (something) weaker or less noticeable
Full Definition of deaden
dead·eneddead·en·ing play \ˈded-niŋ, ˈde-dən-iŋ\
1 : to impair in vigor or sensation : blunt <deadened his enthusiasm> <deadened the pain>
2 a : to deprive of brilliance b : to make vapid or spiritless <oxygen deadens wine> c : to make (as a wall) impervious to sound
3 : to deprive of life : kill
: to become dead : lose life or vigor
Examples of deaden
He took aspirin to deaden the pain.
The new insulation will help to deaden the noise from the street outside.
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Definition of deaden
: to take away some of the force of : make less <Medicine will deaden the pain.>
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