AskDefine | Define deafen

Dictionary Definition



1 be unbearably loud; "a deafening noise"
2 make or render deaf; "a deafening noise" [syn: deaf]
3 make soundproof; "deafen a room"

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  1. To make deaf, either temporarily or permanently
  2. To make soundproof


to make deaf
  • Portuguese: ensurdecer
  • Russian: глушить, оглушить
to make soundproof


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

awake the dead, baffle, blast, blast the ear, boom, crash, crescendo, cushion, damp, dampen, deaden, din, dull, fill the air, muffle, mute, peal, rattle the windows, rend the air, rend the ears, resound, ring, rise, rock the sky, soft-pedal, soften, split the eardrums, split the ears, startle the echoes, stop, stun, subdue, surge, swell, thunder, tone down
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