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deadened


  2  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  deadened 
  adj  1:  devoid  of  physical  sensation;  numb;  "his  gums  were  dead  from 
  the  novocain";  "she  felt  no  discomfort  as  the  dentist 
  drilled  her  deadened  tooth";  "a  public  desensitized  by 
  continuous  television  coverage  of  atrocities"  [syn:  {dead}] 
  2:  made  or  become  less  intense;  "the  deadened  pangs  of  hunger" 




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