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si·lence

 (sī′ləns)
n.
1. The condition or quality of being or keeping still and silent.
2. The absence of sound; stillness.
3. A period of time without speech or noise.
4. Refusal or failure to speak out.
v.tr. si·lenced, si·lenc·ing, si·lenc·es
1. To make silent or bring to silence: silenced the crowd with a gesture.
2. To curtail the expression of; suppress: silencing all criticism; silenced their opponents.
3. Genetics To interfere with the expression of (a gene or gene segment) so that its biological function is suppressed.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin silentium, from silēns, silent-, present participle of silēre, to be silent.]

silenced

(ˈsaɪlənst)
adj
(Ecclesiastical Terms) (of a clergyman) forbidden to preach or perform his clerical functions: a silenced priest.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.silenced - reduced to silence; "the silenced crowd waited expectantly"
unsilenced - not silenced
References in classic literature ?
To her mother's inquiries she answered that she was quite well, and Jo's she silenced by begging to be let alone.
The scout heard them attentively, but impatiently, and finally closed the discussion, by answering, in a tone that instantly silenced Alice, while it told Heyward how fruitless any further remonstrances would be.
I was going to remonstrate; but he silenced me by pouring them into my trowsers' pockets.
Therefore I am not to be silenced by poverty and sickness, not by hatred and obloquy, by threats and ridicule--not by prison and persecution, if they should come--not by any power that is upon the earth or above the earth, that was, or is, or ever can be created.
This was finally fortunate; the horse was re-established, and the dog was silenced with a "Down, Pilot
A touch on the chest silenced me: I am stout, and soon put out of breath; and, what with that and the rage, I staggered dizzily back and felt ready to suffocate, or to burst a blood-vessel.