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deafen

deaf·en

deafen

 
pronunciation:
de fn
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part of speech: verb
inflections: deafened, deafening, deafens
definition 1: to cause to become deaf.
As a child, he had been deafened by an illness.
definition 2: to overcome with loud noise.
The loud music deafened us.
Word Parts
The word deafen contains the following part:
-en1 Old English verb-forming suffix that means to cause to be or become or have
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The suffix -en1 forms verbs from monosyllabic English adjectives.