deafen


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deaf·en

 (dĕf′ən)
v. deaf·ened, deaf·en·ing, deaf·ens
v.tr.
1. To make deaf, especially momentarily by a loud noise.
2. To make soundproof.
v.intr.
To cause permanent or momentary deafness.

deafen

(ˈdɛfən)
vb
(tr) to make deaf, esp momentarily, as by a loud noise

deaf•en

(ˈdɛf ən)

v.t.
1. to make deaf.
2. to stun with noise.
[1590–1600]
deaf′en•ing•ly, adv.

deafen


Past participle: deafened
Gerund: deafening

Imperative
deafen
deafen
Present
I deafen
you deafen
he/she/it deafens
we deafen
you deafen
they deafen
Preterite
I deafened
you deafened
he/she/it deafened
we deafened
you deafened
they deafened
Present Continuous
I am deafening
you are deafening
he/she/it is deafening
we are deafening
you are deafening
they are deafening
Present Perfect
I have deafened
you have deafened
he/she/it has deafened
we have deafened
you have deafened
they have deafened
Past Continuous
I was deafening
you were deafening
he/she/it was deafening
we were deafening
you were deafening
they were deafening
Past Perfect
I had deafened
you had deafened
he/she/it had deafened
we had deafened
you had deafened
they had deafened
Future
I will deafen
you will deafen
he/she/it will deafen
we will deafen
you will deafen
they will deafen
Future Perfect
I will have deafened
you will have deafened
he/she/it will have deafened
we will have deafened
you will have deafened
they will have deafened
Future Continuous
I will be deafening
you will be deafening
he/she/it will be deafening
we will be deafening
you will be deafening
they will be deafening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been deafening
you have been deafening
he/she/it has been deafening
we have been deafening
you have been deafening
they have been deafening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been deafening
you will have been deafening
he/she/it will have been deafening
we will have been deafening
you will have been deafening
they will have been deafening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been deafening
you had been deafening
he/she/it had been deafening
we had been deafening
you had been deafening
they had been deafening
Conditional
I would deafen
you would deafen
he/she/it would deafen
we would deafen
you would deafen
they would deafen
Past Conditional
I would have deafened
you would have deafened
he/she/it would have deafened
we would have deafened
you would have deafened
they would have deafened
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.deafen - be unbearably loud; "a deafening noise"
2.deafen - make or render deaf; "a deafening noise"
desensitise, desensitize - cause not to be sensitive; "The war desensitized many soldiers"; "The photographic plate was desensitized"
3.deafen - make soundproof; "deafen a room"
soften, damp, weaken, dampen, break - lessen in force or effect; "soften a shock"; "break a fall"

deafen

verb make deaf, deprive of hearing, split or burst the eardrums, cause to become deaf He was deafened by the noise from the gun.
Translations
يُصِمُّ الآذان
ohlušit
gøre døv
megsüketítsüketít
drekkja meî hávaîa
asurzi
ohlušiť
oglušiti
sağır etmek

deafen

[ˈdefn] VTensordecer

deafen

[ˈdɛfən] vt
(temporarily)assourdir
(permanently)rendre sourd(e)

deafen

vt (lit)taub machen; (fig)betäuben

deafen

[ˈdɛfn] vtassordare

deaf

(def) adjective
1. unable to hear. She has been deaf since birth.
2. (with to) refusing to understand or to listen. He was deaf to all arguments.
ˈdeafness noun
ˈdeafen verb
to make hearing difficult; to have an unpleasant effect on the hearing. I was deafened by the noise in there!
ˈdeafening adjective
very loud. the deafening roar of the engine.
ˌdeaf-ˈmute noun
a person who is deaf and dumb.
fall on deaf ears
(of a warning etc) to be ignored.
turn a deaf ear to
deliberately to ignore. They turned a deaf ear to my advice.

deafen

vt. ensordecer.
References in classic literature ?
The storm culminated in one matchless effort that seemed likely to tear the island to pieces, burn it up, drown it to the tree-tops, blow it away, and deafen every creature in it, all at one and the same moment.
He wished to confess to the officer, and upon his refusal, uttered such pitiable cries that the officer told him that if he continued to deafen him thus, he should put a gag in his mouth.
But Adam's thoughts of Hetty did not deafen him to the service; they rather blended with all the other deep feelings for which the church service was a channel to him this afternoon, as a certain consciousness of our entire past and our imagined future blends itself with all our moments of keen sensibility.