Dictionary Results for deadened


1. deaden - verb

· make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible; "muffle the message"

Synonym(s): dampen, damp

Hypernym(s): dampen, damp, soften, weaken, break




2. deaden - verb

· cut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients; "girdle the plant"

Synonym(s): girdle

Hypernym(s): incise




3. deaden - verb

· make vapid or deprive of spirit; "deadened wine"

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify




4. deaden - verb

· lessen the momentum or velocity of; "deaden a ship's headway"

Hypernym(s): retard




5. deaden - verb

· become lifeless, less lively, intense, or active; lose life, force, or vigor

Hypernym(s): change




6. deaden - verb

· make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation; "Terror blunted her feelings"; "deaden a sound"

Synonym(s): blunt

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify

Antonym(s): enliven




7. deaden - verb

· convert (metallic mercury) into a grey powder consisting of minute globules, as by shaking with chalk or fatty oil

Hypernym(s): convert




8. deadened - adjective

· devoid of physical sensation; numb; "his gums were dead from the novocain"; "she felt no discomfort as the dentist drilled her deadened tooth"; "a public desensitized by continuous television coverage of atrocities"

Synonym(s): dead




9. deadened - adjective

· made or become less intense; "the deadened pangs of hunger"





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