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 ?
Thus did they deafen the sound of my tread: and least have I hitherto been heard by the most learned.
"And open the window, because the noise of the passers-by and the carts will deafen all who might hear us." Planchet opened the window as desired, and the gust of tumult which filled the chamber with cries, wheels, barkings, and steps deafened D'Artagnan himself, as he had wished.
You gasp, you splutter, you are blinded and deafened, you are submerged, obliterated, dissolved, annihilated, streaming all over as if your limbs, too, had turned to water.
But that night the strangeness of things about me, and my physical wretchedness, prevented me, for I was bruised, weary, wet to the skin, deafened and blinded by the storm.
I came to myself in darkness, in great pain, bound hand and foot, and deafened by many unfamiliar noises.
When I returned again to life, the same uproar, the same confused and violent movements, shook and deafened me; and presently, to my other pains and distresses, there was added the sickness of an unused landsman on the sea.
This would not have mattered a jot--the horrible old woman might have shouted as much as she pleased--had it not been that, in the first place, there was the disgrace of it, and, in the second place, she had somehow learned of our connection, and kept proclaiming it to the household until I felt perfectly deafened, and had to stop my ears.
Like the prophets, Jesus is suspicious of the attractions and addictions of wealth, and he, too, warns that the hunger for prosperity will deafen our ears to the cries of beggars like Lazarus.
Our regional concerns and individual struggles sometimes deafen us to other voices, including those of the wider world.
A SPECK OF DIRT CAN DEAFEN EQUIPMENT CAPABLE OF COMMUNICATING WITH SATELLITES ORBITING THE EARTH.
SICKENING experiments which will deafen defenceless monkeys are likely to begin next week.
There were also attempts to curb their power to move and to deafen. All of these, however, met local resistance.