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Dictionary Definition

deafen

Verb

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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English

Pronunciation

Verb

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

Translations

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

Translations

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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