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Meaning of DEAFEN

Pronunciation:  'defun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  make soundproof; "deafen a room"
  2. [v]  make or render deaf
  3. [v]  be unbearably loud; "a deafening noise"

DEAFEN is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: deaf
 See Also: break, damp, dampen, desensitise, desensitize, make noise, noise, resound, soften, weaken



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Deaf"en\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deafened}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Deafening}.] [From {Deaf}.]
1. To make deaf; to deprive of the power of hearing; to
   render incapable of perceiving sounds distinctly.

         Deafened and stunned with their promiscuous cries.

2. (Arch.) To render impervious to sound, as a partition or
   floor, by filling the space within with mortar, by lining
   with paper, etc.

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