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deafen

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verb deaf·en \ˈde-fən\

Simple Definition of deafen

  • : to make (someone) unable to hear

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of deafen

deafened

deafening

play \-fə-niŋ, ˈdef-niŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make deaf <was deafened by the explosion>

Examples of deafen in a sentence

  1. We were deafened by the explosion.



1597

First Known Use of deafen

1597


DEAFEN Defined for Kids

deafen

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verb deaf·en \ˈde-fən\

Definition of deafen for Students

deafened

deafening

  1. :  to make unable to hear <We were deafened by the explosion.>




Medical Dictionary

deafen

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verb deaf·en \ˈdef-ən\

Medical Definition of deafen

deafened

;

deafening

\-(ə-)niŋ\play
  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to make deaf

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to cause deafness or stun one with noise

deafeningly

\-(ə-)niŋ-lē\play adverb



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