deadening


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dead·en·ing

 (dĕd′n-ĭng)
n.
Material used for soundproofing.

dead•en•ing

(ˈdɛd n ɪŋ)

n.
material employed to deaden or prevent the transmission of sound; soundproofing.
[1775–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deadening - the act of making something futile and useless (as by routine)
degradation, debasement - changing to a lower state (a less respected state)
Adj.1.deadening - so lacking in interest as to cause mental wearinessdeadening - so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness; "a boring evening with uninteresting people"; "the deadening effect of some routine tasks"; "a dull play"; "his competent but dull performance"; "a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention"; "what an irksome task the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke; "tedious days on the train"; "the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain; "other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome"
uninteresting - arousing no interest or attention or curiosity or excitement; "a very uninteresting account of her trip"
Translations

deadening

[ˈdednɪŋ] ADJ [boredom] → de mala muerte

deadening

[ˈdɛdənɪŋ] adj [effect, routine] → abrutissant(e)dead-head deadhead [ˈdɛdhɛd]
vt (British) [+ plant] → couper les fleurs fanées de
Dead-head roses as the blooms fade → Coupez les roses quand elles sont fanées.
n (US) (= idiot) → gros bêta m , nunuche f dead heat n
The race was a dead heat → Ils sont arrivés ex \(ae)quo.
to finish in a dead heat → terminer ex \(ae)quodead letter n
to be a dead letter (= fall into abeyance) [law, treaty] → tomber en désuétude
The Nice treaty will be a dead letter → Le traité de Nice tombera en désuétude.

deadening

[ˈdɛdnɪŋ] adj (boredom) → mortale; (job, task) → alienante
References in classic literature ?
I mark this in our old Mogul's wine; it's quite as deadening to some as filliping to others.
And note that this is most filthy and deadening and brutalizing work; that it is a cause of anemia, nervousness, ugliness, and ill-temper; of prostitution, suicide, and insanity; of drunken husbands and degenerate children--for all of which things the community has naturally to pay.
It had been serviceable in deadening the first shock, without retaining any influence to alarm.
They were far off, but the sound, even though coming muffled through the deadening snowfall, was full of terror.
Flurries of snow already obscured the mountain that formed the northern boundary of the lake, and the genial sensation which had quickened the blood through their veins was already succeeded by the deadening influence of an approaching northwester.
These were the circumstances and the hopes which gradually brought their alleviation to Sir Thomas, deadening his sense of what was lost, and in part reconciling him to himself; though the anguish arising from the conviction of his own errors in the education of his daughters was never to be entirely done away.
What was it about Martin, she wondered afresh, that had held her through all these deadening years?
From that moment Boxtel's interest in tulips was no longer a stimulus to his exertions, but a deadening anxiety.
He envied Joe, down in the village, rampant, tearing the slats off the bar, his brain gnawing with maggots, exulting in maudlin ways over maudlin things, fantastically and gloriously drunk and forgetful of Monday morning and the week of deadening toil to come.
There was only one way to escape my deadening toil.
They went out of the pavilion hand in hand, and on through the sunshine they strolled, swinging hands gaily, reacting exuberantly from the week of deadening toil.
Do you," he said, deadening his voice still more, "give your stuff to anybody who's up to asking you for it?