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

     

    deafen

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈdefn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdefn//
     
    [usually passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they deafen
    BrE BrE//ˈdefn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdefn//
     
    he / she / it deafens
    BrE BrE//ˈdefnz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdefnz//
     
    past simple deafened
    BrE BrE//ˈdefnd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdefnd//
     
    past participle deafened
    BrE BrE//ˈdefnd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdefnd//
     
    -ing form deafening
    BrE BrE//ˈdefnɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdefnɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1deafen somebody to make somebody 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 somebody deaf
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: deafen