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deaden meaning and definition

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Definition of deaden (verb)

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

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