dead·eneddead·en·ing \ˈded-niŋ, ˈde-dən-iŋ\
: to impair in vigor or sensation : blunt <deadened his enthusiasm> <deadened the pain>
a : to deprive of brilliance
b : to make vapid or spiritless <oxygen deadens wine>
c : to make (as a wall) impervious to sound
: to deprive of life : kill
Examples of DEADEN
- He took aspirin to deaden the pain.
- The new insulation will help to deaden the noise from the street outside.
First Known Use of DEADEN
Related to DEADEN
- castrate, damp, dampen, dehydrate, desiccate, devitalize, enervate, geld, lobotomize, petrify
- brace, energize, enliven, invigorate, quicken, stimulate, vitalize, vivify
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