deafen

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verb deaf·en \ˈde-fən\

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.

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First Known Use of deafen

1597


DEAFEN Defined for English Language Learners

deafen

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verb

Definition of deafen for English Language Learners

  • : to make (someone) unable to hear


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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