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deaf

deaf

 
 
pronunciation:
def
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: partly or totally lacking the sense of hearing.
The intense noise of the factory eventually caused him to become deaf.Her mother is deaf, so she learned sign language at a young age.
definition 2: unwilling to listen to or heed the ideas or advice of others.
She is deaf to all criticism.He was deaf to their pleas for help.
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derivations: deafly (adv.), deafness (n.)
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