deaden definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To render less intense, sensitive and painful, or strenuous: a medication to deaden the pain; wall tiles that deaden the noise through the rehearsal studio.
    • To make soundproof.
    • to help make less colorful or brilliant.
    • which will make as lifeless; to impair in vigor, power, task, or sensation; to minimize the force or acuteness of; to blunt
    • to minimize the velocity or energy of; to retard.
    • To make vapid or spiritless.
    • To deprive of gloss or brilliancy; to obscure.
    • To make impervious to sound, as a wall or flooring; to deafen.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to be dead.
    • To lose vigor, brilliance, or liveliness.
  • verb:
    • To render less lively; to decrease; to muffle.
    • To become less lively; to diminish (by itself).
    • to help make soundproof.
    • lessen the energy or velocity of
    • come to be lifeless, less lively, intense, or energetic; shed life, power, or vitality
    • make vapid or deprive of nature
    • cut a girdle around to be able to destroy by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients
    • make vague or obscure or make (a picture) less noticeable
    • make less lively, intense, or strenuous; damage in vitality, force, task, or sensation
    • convert (metallic mercury) into a grey powder comprising moment globules, as by trembling with chalk or fatty oil
  • others:
    • To make dead (in a figurative sense); render less painful and sensitive, active, energetic, or forcible; damage the sensitiveness and/or energy of; lifeless; weaken: because, to deaden noise; to deaden the force of a ball; to deaden the sensibilities.
    • To retard; impede; lessen the velocity or momentum of: as, to deaden a ship's means (which, to retard the woman development).
    • to produce impervious to sound, as a floor.
    • To make insipid, level, or stale: stated of wine or alcohol.
    • To deprive of gloss or brilliancy: since, to deaden gilding by a coat of size.
    • To eliminate; particularly, to eliminate (woods) by girdling.

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