deaden

Primary Meanings of deaden

1.
v
make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation
2.
v
convert (metallic mercury) into a grey powder consisting of minute globules, as by shaking with chalk or fatty oil
3.
v
cut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients
Full Definitions of deaden
1

v make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation

deaden a sound”
Synonyms:
blunt
Antonyms:
animate, enliven, invigorate, liven, liven up
make lively
Types:
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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, 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

v make vapid or deprive of spirit

deadened wine”
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v become lifeless, less lively, intense, or active; lose life, force, or vigor

Type of:
change
undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

v lessen the momentum or velocity of

deaden a ship's headway”
Type of:
retard
cause to move more slowly or operate at a slower rate

v make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible

Synonyms:
damp, dampen
Type of:
break, damp, dampen, soften, weaken
lessen in force or effect
2

v convert (metallic mercury) into a grey powder consisting of minute globules, as by shaking with chalk or fatty oil

Type of:
convert
change the nature, purpose, or function of something
3

v cut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients

Synonyms:
girdle
Type of:
incise
make an incision into by carving or cutting

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