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dead·en

 (dĕd′n)
v. dead·ened, dead·en·ing, dead·ens
v.tr.
1. To render less intense, sensitive, or vigorous: a medication to deaden the pain; wall tiles that deaden the sound from the rehearsal studio.
2. To make soundproof.
3. To make less colorful or brilliant.
v.intr.
1. To become dead.
2. To lose vigor, brilliance, or liveliness.

dead′en·er n.

deaden

(ˈdɛdən)
vb
1. to make or become less sensitive, intense, lively, etc; damp or be damped down; dull
2. (General Physics) (tr) to make acoustically less resonant: he deadened the room with heavy curtains.
ˈdeadener n
ˈdeadening adj

dead•en

(ˈdɛd n)

v.t.
1. to make less sensitive, intense, or effective.
2. to make dull or lifeless; subdue.
3. to soundproof.
v.i.
4. to become deadened.
[1655–65]
dead′en•er, n.

deaden


Past participle: deadened
Gerund: deadening

Imperative
deaden
deaden
Present
I deaden
you deaden
he/she/it deadens
we deaden
you deaden
they deaden
Preterite
I deadened
you deadened
he/she/it deadened
we deadened
you deadened
they deadened
Present Continuous
I am deadening
you are deadening
he/she/it is deadening
we are deadening
you are deadening
they are deadening
Present Perfect
I have deadened
you have deadened
he/she/it has deadened
we have deadened
you have deadened
they have deadened
Past Continuous
I was deadening
you were deadening
he/she/it was deadening
we were deadening
you were deadening
they were deadening
Past Perfect
I had deadened
you had deadened
he/she/it had deadened
we had deadened
you had deadened
they had deadened
Future
I will deaden
you will deaden
he/she/it will deaden
we will deaden
you will deaden
they will deaden
Future Perfect
I will have deadened
you will have deadened
he/she/it will have deadened
we will have deadened
you will have deadened
they will have deadened
Future Continuous
I will be deadening
you will be deadening
he/she/it will be deadening
we will be deadening
you will be deadening
they will be deadening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been deadening
you have been deadening
he/she/it has been deadening
we have been deadening
you have been deadening
they have been deadening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been deadening
you will have been deadening
he/she/it will have been deadening
we will have been deadening
you will have been deadening
they will have been deadening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been deadening
you had been deadening
he/she/it had been deadening
we had been deadening
you had been deadening
they had been deadening
Conditional
I would deaden
you would deaden
he/she/it would deaden
we would deaden
you would deaden
they would deaden
Past Conditional
I would have deadened
you would have deadened
he/she/it would have deadened
we would have deadened
you would have deadened
they would have deadened
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.deaden - make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible; "muffle the message"
soften, damp, weaken, dampen, break - lessen in force or effect; "soften a shock"; "break a fall"
2.deaden - cut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients; "girdle the plant"
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
incise - make an incision into by carving or cutting
3.deaden - make vapid or deprive of spirit; "deadened wine"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
4.deaden - lessen the momentum or velocity of; "deaden a ship's headway"
retard - cause to move more slowly or operate at a slower rate; "This drug will retard your heart rate"
5.deaden - become lifeless, less lively, intense, or active; lose life, force, or vigor
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
6.deaden - make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation; "Terror blunted her feelings"; "deaden a sound"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
obtund - reduce the edge or violence of; "obtunded reflexes"
petrify - cause to become stonelike or stiff or dazed and stunned; "The horror petrified his feelings"; "Fear petrified her thinking"
soften, damp, weaken, dampen, break - lessen in force or effect; "soften a shock"; "break a fall"
liven, liven up, enliven, invigorate, animate - make lively; "let's liven up this room a bit"
7.deaden - convert (metallic mercury) into a grey powder consisting of minute globules, as by shaking with chalk or fatty oil
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
convert - change the nature, purpose, or function of something; "convert lead into gold"; "convert hotels into jails"; "convert slaves to laborers"

deaden

verb
1. reduce, dull, diminish, check, weaken, cushion, damp, suppress, blunt, paralyse, impair, numb, lessen, alleviate, smother, dampen, anaesthetize, benumb He needs morphine to deaden the pain in his chest.
2. suppress, reduce, dull, diminish, cushion, damp, mute, stifle, hush, lessen, smother, dampen, muffle, quieten They managed to deaden the sound.

deaden

verb
1. To render less sensitive:
2. To decrease or dull the sound of:
Translations
يُضْعِف، يُسَكِّن، يُخَدِّر
otupitztišitztlumit
dæmpe
gyengít
deyfa, draga úr
hafifletmek

deaden

[ˈdedn] VT [+ noise, shock] → amortiguar; [+ feeling] → embotar; [+ pain] → aliviar, calmar

deaden

[ˈdɛdən] vt
[+ blow, sound] → amortir
[+ nerve] → endormir
[+ pain, feeling] → calmerdead end n
(lit) [road, path] → impasse f
(fig)impasse f
to reach a dead end → être dans une impasse
see also dead-enddead-end [ˌdɛdˈɛnd] adj
a dead-end job → un emploi sans avenir

deaden

vt shockauffangen; painmildern; force, blowabschwächen; nerve, passionsabtöten; sound, noisedämpfen; mind, feelingabstumpfen

deaden

[ˈdɛdn] vt (noise, pain, blow, sound) → attutire; (nerve) → rendere insensibile

dead

(ded) adjective
1. without life; not living. a dead body; Throw out those dead flowers.
2. not working and not giving any sign of being about to work. The phone/engine is dead.
3. absolute or complete. There was dead silence at his words; He came to a dead stop.
adverb
completely. dead drunk.
ˈdeaden verb
to lessen, weaken or make less sharp, strong etc. That will deaden the pain.
ˈdeadly adjective
1. causing death. a deadly poison.
2. very great. He is in deadly earnest (= He is completely serious).
3. very dull or uninteresting. What a deadly job this is.
adverb
extremely. deadly dull; deadly serious.
dead end
a road closed off at one end.
ˈdead-end adjective
leading nowhere. a dead-end job.
dead heat
a race, or a situation happening in a race, in which two or more competitors cross the finishing line together.
dead language
a language no longer spoken, eg Latin.
ˈdeadline noun
a time by which something must be done or finished. Monday is the deadline for handing in this essay.
ˈdeadlock noun
a situation in which no further progress towards an agreement is possible. Talks between the two sides ended in deadlock.

to set a deadline (not dateline) for finishing a job.

deaden

v. [sound] amortigar; [nerve] adormecer; anestesiar.
References in classic literature ?
Give not thyself up, then, to fire, lest it invert thee, deaden thee; as for the time it did me.
Some thick old hangings had been nailed up before the windows, to deaden the sound of the shrieks.
Following the wall of the jail, I found the roadway covered with straw to deaden the noise of passing vehicles; and from this, and from the quantity of people standing about, smelling strongly of spirits and beer, I inferred that the trials were on.
No, monsieur, no, although, when walking behind her, I took no pains to deaden the sound of my footsteps.
They, therefore, endeavour, and that consistently, to deaden the class struggle and to reconcile the class antagonisms.
With the instinct of despair, she had buried herself deep in the hay, hiding her face in it to deaden those dreadful cries--pudency even stronger than grief.
The fever of war that would presently clog vein and artery, deaden nerve and destroy brain, had still to develop.
At the same instant his ear caught a sort of indistinct sound on the stairs, followed by the measured tread of soldiery, with the clanking of swords and military accoutrements; then came a hum and buzz as of many voices, so as to deaden even the noisy mirth of the bridal party, among whom a vague feeling of curiosity and apprehension quelled every disposition to talk, and almost instantaneously the most deathlike stillness prevailed.
AS soon as they were gone, Elizabeth walked out to recover her spirits; or in other words, to dwell without interruption on those subjects that must deaden them more.
When the heart is anguished with unutterable emotion, it speaks in accents that deaden all the nerves, and thrill the ears.