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  Definition of deaden
  1. convert (metallic mercury) into a grey powder consisting of minute globules, as by shaking with chalk or fatty oil
  2. make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation; "Terror blunted her feelings"; "deaden a sound"
  3. become lifeless, less lively, intense, or active; lose life, force, or vigor
  4. make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible; "muffle the message"
  5. lessen the momentum or velocity of; "deaden a ship''s headway"
  6. make vapid or deprive of spirit; "deadened wine"
  7. cut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients; "girdle the plant"
Similar Words: blunt, dampen, damp, girdle

 

Hyponyms: obtund, petrify, dampen, damp, soften, weaken, break

 

Derivational Morphology: stultification, constipation, impairment, deadening, damper, muffler, girdle

 

Anagrams: Danaea, addend, ennead, Andean

 

 
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