verb (used with object)
to make less sensitive, active, energetic, or forcible; weaken:
to deaden sound; to deaden the senses; to deaden the force of a blow.
to lessen the velocity of; retard:
to deaden the headway of a ship.
to make impervious to sound, as a floor.
verb (used without object)
to become dead.
to make or become less sensitive, intense, lively, etc; damp or be damped down; dull
(transitive) to make acoustically less resonant: he deadened the room with heavy curtains
noun 1. a state in which progress is impossible, as in a dispute, produced by the counteraction of opposing forces; standstill; stalemate: The union and management reached a deadlock over fringe benefits. 2. deadbolt. 3. a maximum-security cell for the solitary confinement of a prisoner. verb (used with or without object) 4. to bring or […]
adjective, deafer, deafest. 1. partially or wholly lacking or deprived of the sense of hearing; unable to hear. 2. refusing to listen, heed, or be persuaded; unreasonable or unyielding: deaf to all advice. 3. (initial capital letter) of or relating to the Deaf or their cultural community: Deaf customs and values. noun, (used with a […]
verb 1. simple past tense and past participle of deal1 . verb 1. the past tense and past participle of deal1
verb (used with object), debased, debasing. 1. to reduce in quality or value; adulterate: They debased the value of the dollar. 2. to lower in rank, dignity, or significance: He wouldn’t debase himself by doing manual labor. verb 1. (transitive) to lower in quality, character, or value, as by adding cheaper metal to coins; adulterate