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deaden


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deaden  \Dead"en\,  v.  t. 
  To  render  impervious  to  sound,  as  a  wall  or  floor;  to  deafen. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deaden  \Dead"en\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Deadened};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Deadening}.]  [From  {Dead};  cf  AS  d?dan  to  kill,  put  to 
  death.  See  {Dead},  a.] 
  1.  To  make  as  dead;  to  impair  in  vigor,  force,  activity,  or 
  sensation;  to  lessen  the  force  or  acuteness  of  to  blunt; 
  as  to  deaden  the  natural  powers  or  feelings;  to  deaden  a 
  sound. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deaden 
  v  1:  quieten  or  silence  (a  sound)  or  make  (an  image)  less  visible 
  [syn:  {dampen},  {muffle},  {mute},  {damp},  {tone  down}] 
  2:  cut  a  girdle  around  (a  plant)  so  as  to  kill  by  interrupting 
  the  circulation  of  water  and  nutrients  [syn:  {girdle}] 
  3:  make  vapid  or  deprive  of  spirit:  "deadened  wine" 
  4:  lessen  the  momentum  or  velocity  of  "deaden  a  ship's 
  headway" 
  5:  become  lifeless,  less  lively,  intense,  or  active;  lose  life, 
  force,  or  vigor 
  6:  make  less  lively,  intense,  or  vigorous;  impair  in  vigor, 
  force,  activity,  or  sensation;  "Terror  blunted  her 
  feelings";  "deaden  a  sound"  [syn:  {blunt}]  [ant:  {enliven}] 
  7:  convert  (metallic  mercury)  into  a  grey  powder  consisting  of 
  minute  globules,  as  by  shaking  with  chalk  or  fatty  oil 




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