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deafness


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deafness  \Deaf"ness\,  n. 
  1.  Incapacity  of  perceiving  sounds;  the  state  of  the  organs 
  which  prevents  the  impression  which  constitute  hearing; 
  want  of  the  sense  of  hearing. 
 
  2.  Unwillingness  to  hear;  voluntary  rejection  of  what  is 
  addressed  to  the  understanding. 
 
  {Nervous  deafness},  a  variety  of  deafness  dependent  upon 
  morbid  change  in  some  portion  of  the  nervous  system, 
  especially  the  auditory  nerve. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deafness 
  n  :  partial  or  complete  loss  of  hearing 




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