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deafen

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verb deaf·en \ˈde-fən\

Simple Definition of deafen

  • : to make (someone) unable to hear

Full Definition of deafen

deaf·eneddeaf·en·ing play \-fə-niŋ, ˈdef-niŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make deaf <was deafened by the explosion>

Examples of deafen

  1. We were deafened by the explosion.



1597

First Known Use of deafen

1597


Medical Dictionary

deafen

play
verb deaf·en \ˈdef-ən\

Medical Definition of deafen

deaf·eneddeaf·en·ing \-(ə-)niŋ\play

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to make deaf

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to cause deafness or stun one with noise

  5. deaf·en·ing·ly \-(ə-)niŋ-lē\play adverb




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