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deaden

Definitions of deaden
  1. verb
    make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation
    deaden a sound”
    synonyms: blunt
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    Antonyms:
    animate, enliven, invigorate, liven, liven up
    make lively
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    obtund
    reduce the edge or violence of
    petrify
    cause to become stonelike or stiff or dazed and stunned
    break, damp, dampen, dilute, soften, weaken
    lessen in force or effect
    deafen
    make soundproof
    damp, dampen
    make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible
    type of:
    alter, change, modify
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
  2. verb
    make vapid or deprive of spirit
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    type of:
    alter, change, modify
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
  3. verb
    become lifeless, less lively, intense, or active; lose life, force, or vigor
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    type of:
    change
    undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature
  4. verb
    lessen the momentum or velocity of
    deaden a ship's headway”
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    type of:
    retard
    cause to move more slowly or operate at a slower rate
  5. verb
    make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible
    synonyms: damp, dampen
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    type of:
    break, damp, dampen, dilute, soften, weaken
    lessen in force or effect
  6. verb
    convert (metallic mercury) into a grey powder consisting of minute globules, as by shaking with chalk or fatty oil
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    type of:
    convert
    change the nature, purpose, or function of something
  7. verb
    cut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients
    synonyms: girdle
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    type of:
    incise
    make an incision into by carving or cutting
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