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    deaden

    deaden - Dictionary definition and meaning for word deaden

    Definition
    (verb) make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible
    Synonyms : damp , dampen
    Example Sentence
    • muffle the message
    Definition
    (verb) cut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients
    Synonyms : girdle
    Example Sentence
    • girdle the plant
    Definition
    (verb) make vapid or deprive of spirit
    Example Sentence
    • deadened wine
    Definition
    (verb) lessen the momentum or velocity of
    Example Sentence
    • deaden a ship's headway
    Definition
    (verb) become lifeless, less lively, intense, or active; lose life, force, or vigor Definition
    (verb) make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation
    Synonyms : blunt
    Example Sentence
    • Terror blunted her feelings
    • deaden a sound
    Definition
    (verb) convert (metallic mercury) into a grey powder consisting of minute globules, as by shaking with chalk or fatty oil
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