deave

transitive verb \ˈdēv\

Definition of deave

-ed/-ing/-s

  1. 1 dialectal, British :  to stun or stupefy with noise :  deafen

  2. 2 dialectal, British :  bother, confuse

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Origin and Etymology of deave

Middle English deven, from Old English -dēafian (as in ādēafian to become deaf), from dēaf deaf — more at deaf


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