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deaden

play
verb dead·en \ˈde-dən\

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. 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

dead·en·er play \ˈded-nər, -dən-ər\ noun
dead·en·ing·ly play \-niŋ-lē, -dən-iŋ-\ adverb

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.



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First Known Use of deaden

1613

Rhymes with deaden



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