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  Definition of deadening
  1. the act of making something futile and useless (as by routine)
  2. so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness; "a boring evening with uninteresting people"; "the deadening effect of some routine tasks"; "a dull play"; "his competent but dull performance"; "a ho-hum speaker who couldn''t capture their attention";
Similar Words: stultification, constipation, impairment, boring, dull, ho-hum, irksome, slow, tedious, tiresome, wearisome

 

Derivational Morphology: deaden, blunt

 

 
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