- make (a noise or sensation) less strong or intense；deprive of the power of sensation
verb: deaden, 3rd person present: deadens, gerund or present participle: deadening, past tense: deadened, past participle: deadened
- 1. make (a noise or sensation) less strong or intense:
ether was used to deaden the pain
- 2. deprive of the power of sensation:
diabetes can deaden the nerve endings
- 3. deprive of force or vitality; stultify:
the syllabus has deadened the teaching process
- 4. make (someone) insensitive to something:
laughter might deaden us to the moral issue
- v.make (a noise or sensation) less intense:
- ether was used to deaden the pain
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