deafen

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Deafen \Deaf"en\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Deafened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Deafening}.] [From {Deaf}.]

1. To make deaf; to deprive of the power of hearing; to render incapable of perceiving sounds distinctly.

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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

deafen

verb

1: be unbearably loud; "a deafening noise"

2: make or render deaf; "a deafening noise" [syn: {deafen}, {deaf}]

3: make soundproof; "deafen a room"

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