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deafen

verb deaf·en \ˈde-fən\

: to make (someone) unable to hear

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

Full Definition of DEAFEN

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

Examples of DEAFEN

  1. We were deafened by the explosion.

First Known Use of DEAFEN

1597

deafen

verb deaf·en \ˈdef-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)
deaf·eneddeaf·en·ing \-(ə-)niŋ\

Medical Definition of DEAFEN

transitive verb
:  to make deaf
intransitive verb
:  to cause deafness or stun one with noise
deaf·en·ing·ly \-(ə-)niŋ-lē\ adverb

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