Definition of deafen
deafeningplay \-fə-niŋ, ˈdef-niŋ\
: to make deaf was deafened by the explosion
Examples of deafen in a Sentence
We were deafened by the explosion.
Recent Examples of deafen from the Web
The candidate, a tall, white man with perfect teeth who bears little physical resemblance to the vast majority of the state’s voters, ascended to the stage to deafening cheers and pounding drums.
The gym, inside a former car dealership, is deafening.
St. Elmo’s Fire played on a ship’s yardarms and rigging 25 miles away, ash fell on its deck and explosions deafened its crew.
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First Known Use of deafen
DEAFEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of deafen for English Language Learners
: to make (someone) unable to hear
DEAFEN Defined for Kids
Definition of deafen for Students
: to make unable to hear We were deafened by the explosion.
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