Definition of deaden
deadeningplay \ˈded-niŋ, ˈde-dən-iŋ\
1 : to impair in vigor or sensation : blunt <deadened his enthusiasm> <deadened the pain>
2a : to deprive of brillianceb : to make vapid or spiritless <oxygen deadens wine>c : to make (as a wall) impervious to sound
3 : to deprive of life : kill
: to become dead : lose life or vigor
deadenerplay \ˈded-nər, -dən-ər\ noun
deadeninglyplay \-niŋ-lē, -dən-iŋ-\ adverb
Examples of deaden in a sentence
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
DEADEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of deaden for English Language Learners
: to make (something) weaker or less noticeable
DEADEN Defined for Kids
Definition of deaden for Students
: to take away some of the force of : make less <Medicine will deaden the pain.>
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