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deaden

dead·en

deaden

 
pronunciation:
de dn
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: deadened, deadening, deadens
definition 1: to make the nerves insensitive to.
This pill will deaden the pain.
synonyms:
numb
similar words:
abate, alleviate, anesthetize, blunt, diminish, drug, dull, hebetate, lessen, mitigate, reduce, soothe, suppress
definition 2: to muffle against sound.
They put up special panels to deaden the noise.
synonyms:
muffle
similar words:
dull, mute, smother
definition 3: to make less active or lively.
The arrival of the landlord deadened the party.
synonyms:
blunt, devitalize
antonyms:
enliven, quicken
similar words:
abate, check, damp, dampen, diminish, dull, enfeeble, lessen, moderate, reduce, repress, stifle, subdue, suppress, weaken
Word Parts
The word deaden 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.