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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 ?
From that moment Boxtel's interest in tulips was no longer a stimulus to his exertions, but a deadening anxiety.
There was only one way to escape my deadening toil.
I mark this in our old Mogul's wine; it's quite as deadening to some as filliping to others.
Weight-saving measures include nylon pull straps to open doors instead of handles, thinner rear glass and a substantial reduction in sound deadening material.
The Sound Deadening System includes four components.
The model has revised dampers, more powerful Brembo brakes all round, a re-worked steering system that transmits less vibration at idle and additional sound deadening material in the boot.
The underlayment line consists of sound deadening and crack isolation products as well as floor reinforcement.
Unlike the other sound deadening products, SR CAR requires no cutting, fitting or peeling and there is no scrap, according to the company.
Because of its high filler loading capability, Vistamaxx is also being used in sound deadening solutions.
If misused, adrenalin can cause hallucinations, rapid heart beat, loss of potassium from the body, and deadening of tissue round the injection site.
In a matter of weeks we have moved from a world where shocking increases in the prices of just about every commodity and every source of energy were threatening stagflation - a deadening combination of inflation and stagnation - to one where people are starting to worry about deflation.
Veves (Harvard Medical School) and Malik (Manchester Royal Infirmary and University of Manchester) present reports from an international group of experts on recent research on diabetic neuropathy, the deadening of nerve endings, which causes damage to all parts of the body.