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Definition of deaden verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

deaden

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈdedn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdedn//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they deaden
BrE BrE//ˈdedn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdedn//
 
he / she / it deadens
BrE BrE//ˈdednz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdednz//
 
past simple deadened
BrE BrE//ˈdednd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdednd//
 
past participle deadened
BrE BrE//ˈdednd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdednd//
 
-ing form deadening
BrE BrE//ˈdednɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdednɪŋ//
 
 
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deaden something to make something such as a sound, a feeling, etc. less strong synonym dull He was given drugs to deaden the pain. The wood panelling in the rooms deadened any noise from outside.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: deaden