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  1. deafen

    • IPA[ˈdɛf(ə)n]

    英式

    • v.
      cause (someone) to lose the power of hearing permanently or temporarily;(of a loud noise) overwhelm (someone) with sound
    • verb: deafen, 3rd person present: deafens, gerund or present participle: deafening, past tense: deafened, past participle: deafened

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. cause (someone) to lose the power of hearing permanently or temporarily we were deafened by the explosion
    • (of a loud noise) overwhelm (someone) with sound he was deafened by lorry traffic
    • cause someone to be unaware of (other sounds) the noise deafened him to Ron's approach
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    • IPA[ˈdefən]

    美式

    • v.
      cause (someone) to lose the power of hearing permanently or temporarily: we were deafened by the explosion

    Oxford American Dictionary