Definitions of deadening
  1. noun
    the act of making something futile and useless (as by routine)
    synonyms: constipation, impairment, stultification
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    type of:
    debasement, degradation
    a change to a lower state (a less respected state)
  2. adjective
    so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness
    “the deadening effect of some routine tasks”
    synonyms: boring, dull, ho-hum, irksome, slow, tedious, tiresome, wearisome
    arousing no interest or attention or curiosity or excitement
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