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v. deaf·ened, deaf·en·ing, deaf·ens
1. To make deaf, especially momentarily by a loud noise.
2. To make soundproof.
To cause permanent or momentary deafness.
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Adj.1.deafened - caused to hear poorly or not at all
deaf - lacking or deprived of the sense of hearing wholly or in part
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References in classic literature ?
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.
"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.
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.
"It was great to play on a MANU deafened stage like Ibrox.
You can bet your bottom dollar that had this crisis erupted in or around the Thames estuary, we would have been deafened by soundbites from Coalition chancers falling over themselves to have their say.
THE National Association of Deafened People (NADP ) is having its Annual Conference at the Adelphi Hotel this year on June 26.
In the parable about the boy who cried "wolf," repeated false alarms deafened the townsfolk to pleas for help when the real threat arrived.
HERO Daniel O'Brien has been forced to leave the Army after being deafened while saving his colleagues in Afghanistan.