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Definition of deafen verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    deafen

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈdɛfn//
     
    [usually passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they deafen
     
    he / she / it deafens
     
    past simple deafened
     
    -ing form deafening
     
     
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  1. 1deafen somebody to make someone unable to hear the sounds around them because there is too much noise The noise of the siren was deafening her.
  2. 2deafen somebody to make someone deaf
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: deafen