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English noun: muffle

1. muffle (artifact) a kiln with an inner chamber for firing things at a low temperature


Broader (hypernym)kiln


English verb: muffle

1. muffle (contact) conceal or hide


SamplesSmother a yawn.
Muffle one's anger.
Strangle a yawn.


Synonymsrepress, smother, stifle, strangle


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


Broader (hypernym)conquer, curb, inhibit, stamp down, subdue, suppress

2. muffle (perception) deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping


Synonymsdamp, dampen, dull, mute, tone down


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


Broader (hypernym)soften









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