deadening

Definition of deadening

dead´en`ing
adj.1.Rendering less lively, intense, or vigorous; as, the deadening effect of some routine tasks.
2.So lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness; as, the deadening effect of some routine tasks.
n.1.The act of making something futile and useless (as by routine).

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