Definitions of deaden:
  • verb:   lessen the momentum or velocity of
    Example: "Deaden a ship's headway"
  • verb:   make vapid or deprive of spirit
    Example: "Deadened wine"
  • verb:   convert (metallic mercury) into a grey powder consisting of minute globules, as by shaking with chalk or fatty oil
  • verb:   make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation
    Example: "Deaden a sound"
  • verb:   become lifeless, less lively, intense, or active; lose life, force, or vigor
  • verb:   make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible
  • verb:   cut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients

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