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Meaning of DEADEN

Pronunciation:  'dedn

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

DEADEN is a 6 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: blunt, girdle
 
 Antonyms: animate, enliven, invigorate, liven, liven up
 
 See Also: alter, break, change, convert, damp, dampen, incise, obtund, petrify, retard, soften, weaken

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Dead"en\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deadened}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Deadening}.] [From {Dead}; cf. AS. d?dan to kill, put to
    death. See {Dead}, a.]
    1. To make as dead; to impair in vigor, force, activity, or
       sensation; to lessen the force or acuteness of; to blunt;
       as, to deaden the natural powers or feelings; to deaden a
       sound.
    
    
    
       As harper lays his open palm Upon his harp, to deaden its
       vibrations.                                 --Longfellow.
    
    2. To lessen the velocity or momentum of; to retard; as, to
       deaden a ship's headway.
    
    3. To make vapid or spiritless; as, to deaden wine.
    
    4. To deprive of gloss or brilliancy; to obscure; as, to
       deaden gilding by a coat of size.
    
    
  2. \Dead"en\, v. t.
    To render impervious to sound, as a wall or floor; to deafen.
    
    
 
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