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