deaden

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verb dead·en \ˈde-dən\

Definition of deaden

deadened

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deadening

play \ˈded-niŋ, ˈde-dən-iŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to impair in vigor or sensation :  blunt deadened his enthusiasm deadened the pain

  3. 2a :  to deprive of brillianceb :  to make vapid or spiritless oxygen deadens winec :  to make (something, such as a wall) impervious to sound

  4. 3 :  to deprive of life :  kill

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to become dead :  lose life or vigor

deadener

play \ˈded-nər, -dən-ər\ noun

deadeningly

play \-niŋ-lē, -dən-iŋ-\ adverb

Examples of deaden in a Sentence

  1. He took aspirin to deaden the pain.

  2. The new insulation will help to deaden the noise from the street outside.

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First Known Use of deaden

1613


DEADEN Defined for English Language Learners

deaden

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Definition of deaden for English Language Learners

  • : to make (something) weaker or less noticeable


DEADEN Defined for Kids

deaden

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verb dead·en \ˈde-dən\

Definition of deaden for Students

deadened

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deadening

  1. :  to take away some of the force of :  make less Medicine will deaden the pain.



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