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deaden

verb dead·en \ˈde-dən\

: to make (something) weaker or less noticeable

dead·eneddead·en·ing \ˈded-niŋ, ˈde-dən-iŋ\

Full Definition of DEADEN

transitive verb
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
intransitive verb
:  to become dead :  lose life or vigor
dead·en·er \ˈded-nər, -dən-ər\ noun
dead·en·ing·ly \-niŋ-lē, -dən-iŋ-\ adverb
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Examples of DEADEN

  1. He took aspirin to deaden the pain.
  2. The new insulation will help to deaden the noise from the street outside.

First Known Use of DEADEN

1613

Rhymes with DEADEN

DEADENED Defined for Kids

deaden

verb dead·en \ˈde-dən\
dead·eneddead·en·ing

Definition of DEADEN for Kids

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

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