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


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