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deafen

deaf·en

deafen

 
 
pronunciation:
de fn
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive 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 stun with loud noise.
The sudden roar of the cannon deafened the soldiers.
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