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English verb: deafen

1. deafen (perception) be unbearably loud


SamplesA deafening noise.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Entailmake noise, noise, resound

2. deafen (perception) make or render deaf


SamplesA deafening noise.


Synonymsdeaf


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)desensitise, desensitize

3. deafen (change) make soundproof


SamplesDeafen a room.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)break, damp, dampen, soften, weaken









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