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Word: deaden

deaden
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  • verb make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible
    Synonyms

    damp, dampen

    Examples
    • muffle the message
  • verb cut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients
    Synonyms

    girdle

    Examples
    • girdle the plant
  • verb make vapid or deprive of spirit
    Examples
    • deadened wine
  • verb lessen the momentum or velocity of
    Examples
    • deaden a ship's headway
  • verb become lifeless, less lively, intense, or active; lose life, force, or vigor
  • verb make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation
    Synonyms

    blunt

    Examples
    • Terror blunted her feelings
    • deaden a sound
  • verb convert (metallic mercury) into a grey powder consisting of minute globules, as by shaking with chalk or fatty oil
Definitions are taken from Princeton’s WordNet 3.0, Princeton University, 2010