Deafen

Definition of Deafen

Deaf´en
v. t.1.To make deaf; to deprive of the power of hearing; to render incapable of perceiving sounds distinctly.
[imp. & p. p. Deafened ; p. pr. & vb. n. Deafening.]
Deafened and stunned with their promiscuous cries.
- Addison.
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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