Deaden

Definition of Deaden

Dead´en   Pronunciation: dĕd´'n
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Deadened (dĕd"'nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Deadening.]
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.
5.To render impervious to sound, as a wall or floor; to deafen.

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